Florence Kluver, 71Florence Kluver, 71, died February 10, 2010 at University of Minnesota Fairview Hospital after a courageous bout with breast cancer.
Florence Kluver, 71, died February 10, 2010 at University of Minnesota Fairview Hospital after a courageous bout with breast cancer.
Florence was born in Parkers Prairie on March 11, 1938 to Carl and Hilda (Wright) Krause. She was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie. Florence graduated from Parkers Prairie High School in 1956.
Florence worked in Alexandria at the Bon Jos store prior to her marriage to Marvin Kluver on April 15, 1961. They operated the family farm their entire married lives. Florence and Marvin also sold finds at flea markets. They were known for purchasing more flea market treasures than what was sold.
Following Marvin’s death in 1989, Florence worked at the Skyline Motel and L Motel, cleaning rooms. She also had a business selling greeting cards from kiosks in malls and home shows. Florence loved to garden and can vegetables. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandria.
She is survived by her brother, Walter (Fran) Krause of Des Plaines, IL; sisters, Virginia Harstad of Alexandria, Della (Norman) Sukke of Alexandria, Janice (Marvin) Suchy of Brandon; and her brother-in-law, Duane Huizinga of Alexandria.
Florence was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons, Daniel and David; infant daughters, Victoria and Violet; sister, Betty Jane Huizinga; nephews, Wayne Sukke, Mark Sukke, Joseph Suchy and Gary Suchy; and niece, Debra Harstad.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 15 at Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. William Moeller and the Rev. David Hinz officiating. Mertice Brueske served as organist with Dan Olson as soloist. Pallbearers were Tim Sukke, Steven Sukke, Galen Huizinga, Ron Suchy, Jeff Harstad and Norman Krause. Honorary pallbearers were Florence’s “honorary grandchildren,” Kevin Lofquist, Noah Mattocks, Chris Mattocks, Olivia Niblett and Stanley Niblett.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.
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