July 12, 2023 at 9:10 a.m.
David L. Kleve, 74, of Freeport, passed away June 29, 2023, at the CentraCare Care Center in Melrose.
A Mass of Christian Burial was July 3 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany with the Rev. Greg Miller, O.S.B. officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery with military honors by the Albany American Legion.
David Leo Kleve was born April 13, 1949, in Melrose, to Arnold and Marie (Van Heel) Kleve. He was united in marriage to Dianne Gerads Oct. 3, 1970, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. David farmed north of Freeport until Oct. 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.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral and Cremation Services of Melrose.