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Ruth Kleven

July 31, 1911 - July 16, 2006 MILAN -- Ruth Kleven, 94, of Milan died Sunday at Johnson Memorial Home in Dawson. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Kviteseid Lutheran Church in Milan. Burial will be at Kviteseid Lutheran Milan Methodis...

July 31, 1911 - July 16, 2006

MILAN -- Ruth Kleven, 94, of Milan died Sunday at Johnson Memorial Home in Dawson.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Kviteseid Lutheran Church in Milan. Burial will be at Kviteseid Lutheran Milan Methodist Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday afternoon and evening at Anderson Funeral Home in Montevideo, with the family from 5 to 7 p.m., and with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

She was born July 31, 1911, near Milan to James and Hannah (Volden) Olson. She attended rural schools and graduated from Milan High School in 1929.

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She married Hjalmer Kleven on Feb. 13, 1936, in Milan. They lived on the Kleven family farm, two miles south of Milan. She was a homemaker and worked as a nursing assistant at the Montevideo Hospital for a time. She moved to Johnson Memorial Home several years ago.

She was a member of Milan Methodist Church for many years and served in women's society, official board, and taught Sunday school. She later became a member of Kviteseid Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her children: Audrey (and Jim) Loehr of Willmar, George (and Janet) Kleven, Jim (and Judy) Kleven, all of Milan, Don (and Deb) Kleven of Fergus Falls; 14 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1969; four sisters and five brothers, two in infancy.

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