Gavin Michael Klebs (2007 - 2017)

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Gavin Michael Klebs, 10, of Anchorage, Alaska, spent the first of his endless days in the glory of heaven on Aug. 20, 2017. On that day, Gavin was embraced by Jesus and taken to be with Him in the mansions of heaven.
Gavin was born in Palmer, Alaska, on June 4, 2007. He was the beloved son of Matthew and Sarah (Mikos) Klebs and the brother of Connor and Caroline Klebs. Gavin became a member of God's family through holy baptism on July 1, 2007. God held him in that baptismal grace every day of his life.
Gavin was described by all who knew him as a kind, fun-loving, imaginative and hardworking young man. Gavin's hallmark was kindness and his concern for others was legendary. Gavin had a great sense of humor and loved to make others around him laugh. Gavin had an active imagination. He loved building Lego bases, making movies on his iPhone and playing for endless hours with his friends and siblings. Gavin always showed tender loving care for others, even offering a full year's savings to a few people he knew were in need.
Gavin truly saw beauty in simple things. He loved to see God's beauty in Creation. Gavin had visited over 20 National Parks in his young life, earning "Junior Ranger" status from most of those parks. He loved playing sports, especially soccer and fishing. Above all, Gavin loved to be with his family, snuggling, hugging and loving all who were around him.
Most importantly Gavin knew Jesus as his Savior. God put faith in his heart, enabling Gavin to eagerly and willing share His love in words and thoughtful deeds. Gavin enjoyed worshiping God in church and learning all about Jesus. In his final weeks with us, he remarked several times that he was excited to think of going to heaven one day. Knowing that Gavin is now fully enjoying that wonder-filled reality is a great comfort to his family.
Gavin is survived by his parents, Matt and Sarah Klebs; siblings, Connor Klebs and Caroline Klebs; grandparents, Shirley Klebs, Jerry and Carol Mikos, and Gary (Mary) Klebs; great-grandparents, Goldine Bundy, Ramona Klebs and Mary Anne Mikos; aunts and uncles, Nick Mikos, Mike (Mary) Klebs, Amy (Jake) Mozolik and Amy (Tim) Bates; cousins, Alli and Lexi Klebs and Colton and Lilly Klebs; Alaska great-uncle, James (Michele) Killeen; and many other loving great aunts, uncles, extended family and close friends.
Gavin's family and friends will gather to celebrate his eternal victory in a worship service on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at Trinity Presbyterian Church in South Anchorage at 5 p.m. This spacious facility will better accommodate the large group of family and friends than would the family's home church of Peace Lutheran. Please consider wearing Gavin's favorite color, blue, or a bow tie.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation be made to the Gavin Klebs Memorial Fund at Peace Lutheran Church, 11555 Birch Hills Drive, Eagle River, AK 99577.
Jesus himself said "I am the way and the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6) It is because He lives that we know Gavin continues to live. To God be the glory.

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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Aug. 29, 2017