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Rhona Jean Kleve

March 4, 1955 July 6, 2013
Rhona Jean Kleve
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Obituary for Rhona Jean Kleve

Worthington, MN

      Rhona Jean Kleve, 58, was born on March 4, 1955, in Adrian, MN, the daughter of Russell and Rose Zella (Grave) Witzel. She graduated from Worthington High School. Rhona married Douglas “Doug” Kleve on May 11, 1973, in Sioux Falls, SD. She worked for several years at Campbell Soup Company, Community Client Service Inc. and Prairie Elementary in Worthington until her illness prevented her to continue. Rhona traveled the world and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends. Rhona died on Saturday, July 6, 2013, surrounded by her family at Sanford Worthington Medical Center in Worthington, MN.
      Rhona is survived by her husband, Doug Kleve of Worthington, MN; daughters, Heather Kleve of Round Lake, MN and Holly Kleve of Worthington, MN; grandchildren, Zakariya, Aliyah, Zaydan, Amaiya and Christian; siblings, Ruth (Henry) Finnern of Mankato, MN, Rodney Witzel of Worthington, MN and Rose Marie Witzel of Leavenworth, WA and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Hillery Rose Kleve; parents, Russell and Rose Zella Witzel; brother-in-law, Maynard Kleve and nephews, Jeremy Mitchell and Ryan Finnern.
      Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Tom Braun officiating. Rhona’s nephews, James Witzel, Michael Witzel, Luke Baumgartner, Brian Baumgartner, Mitchell Kleve, Spencer Kleve, Jason Kleve and Ryan Kleve will serve as casket bearers. Her nephews, Isiah Kleve, Colby Kleve, Logan Kleve and Andre Kleve will serve as honorary bearers. Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.


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