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David Kleve

April 13, 1949 — June 29, 2023

Freeport, Minnesota

David Kleve

David L. Kleve, age 74 of Freeport, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2023 at the CentraCare Care Center in Melrose, Minnesota. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 3 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany with Rev. Greg Miller, O.S.B. officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery with military honors by the Albany American Legion. 

Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday and from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Monday at the Seven Dolors Gathering Area in Albany. Parish prayers will be at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the Gathering Area.

David Leo Kleve was born April 13, 1949 in Melrose, Minnesota to Arnold and Marie (Van Heel) Kleve. He was united in marriage to Dianne Gerads on October 3, 1970 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. David farmed north of Freeport until October 1, 2007 when David had a stroke. He was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany, Krain Township Board member, and the Albany American Legion. David enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and farming.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Dianne Kleve of Freeport; children, Gwen Kleve of Paynesville, Jason (Denise) Kleve of Osakis, Jeramie Kleve of Holdingford, Josh (Robin) Kleve of Freeport, and Gretchen (Eric) Muellner of Sauk Centre; father, Arnold Kleve; grandchildren, Ashley and Zach Clark, Courtney and Brandin Mackedanz, Zachary Hanson (Evelin Mackedanz), Samantha and Brendon Scott, Emily and Mason Douvier, Damon Kleve, Jackie Kleve, Lisa Kleve, Olivia Kleve, Avery Kleve, Danny Muellner, and Jake Muellner; seven great-grandchildren with twins on the way; brother, Robert (Nancy) Kleve of St. Anna; sisters, Alice Eggert of Waite Park, Marilyn (Roger) Zimmermann of Albany, and Carol Kleve of Albany; and special nephew, Neil Nathe.

David was preceded in death by his mother, Marie Kleve; brother-in-law, Ray Eggert; and Goddaughter, Jody Kleve.

 

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Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, July 2, 2023

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Seven Dolors Gathering Area

150 2nd St, Albany, MN 56307

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Visitation

Monday, July 3, 2023

9:45 - 10:45 am

Seven Dolors Gathering Area

150 2nd St, Albany, MN 56307

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, July 3, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am

Seven Dolors Catholic Church

150 2nd St, Albany, MN 56307

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