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Douglas Dale Kleve

May 27, 1949 November 21, 2017
Douglas Dale Kleve
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Obituary for Douglas Dale Kleve

Douglas Dale Kleve, 68, was born on May 27, 1949, in Worthington, MN, the son of Harry and Geraldine “Dena” (Steen) Kleve. He graduated from Worthington High School in 1967. Doug married Rhona Witzel on May 11, 1973, in Sioux Falls, SD. He worked for over four decades for the City of Worthington and retired in 2010. Doug was a quiet family man, an avid outdoorsman, and was passionate about hunting and fishing. He enjoyed camping and road trips with his family. In the last couple years, Doug and his brother Gary, became hobby farmers; raising chickens and pheasants. Doug had several people who regarded him lovingly as their 2nd dad! He spent many hours mentoring his grandsons and friends. His grandchildren affectionately called him “Papa” and his granddaughters were his “Princesses.” Doug was often seen driving laps around Lake Okabena with his puppy, Diesel’s head hanging out the window.

Doug died on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 surrounded by family and friends at Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington, MN after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer eight weeks earlier.

Doug is survived by his daughters, Heather and Holly Kleve of Worthington, MN; grandchildren Zakariya, Aliyah, Zaydan, Amaiya, Christian, Vatsanna, and Leilanna, and siblings, Gary Kleve of Worthington, MN; Rick (Marcia) Kleve of Sergeant Bluff, IA and Vicki (Mike) Baumgartner of Ham Lake, MN, Sister-in-law Gloria Kleve of Nashville, TN and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his wife, Rhona Jean, daughter Hillery Rose; parents Harry and Geraldine “Dena” Kleve; brother, Maynard Kleve and nephews Jeremy Mitchell and Ryan Finnern.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Mark Schreiber officiating. Pallbearers are Steve DeGroot, Tony Grimmius, Eric Grimmius, Jesse Larson, Daryl Quiring, Todd Reker, Virgil Reed, Aaron “Bubba” Sieve, Bobby Westphal, and Brad Witzel. His nieces and nephews, Jason, Ryan, Mitchell, Spencer, Isiah, Colby, Layce, Logan, and Andre Kleve; April Cole, Jennifer Skaff, Luke, Brian, and Lindsey Baumgartner; Dawna Finnern, Jim, Mike, and Cathie Witzel, Sidney Kline, Sara, Maya and Mandy Mitchell, will serve as honorary bearers. Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Too-da-loo!!!

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Visitation

Friday

24

Nov

5:00 PM 11/24/2017 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/24/2017 7:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Saturday

25

Nov

10:30 AM 11/25/2017 10:30:00 AM
St. Matthew Lutheran Church

1505 Dover Street
Worthington, MN 56187

St. Matthew Lutheran Church
1505 Dover Street Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

29600 County Highway 35
Worthington, MN 56187

29600 County Highway 35 Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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