Clarence Carl Kluver
Clarence Carl Kluver, age 86, of Sacred Heart, died Thursday, March 2, 2023, at the Granite Falls Care Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Renville. The Rev. Joseph Steinbeisser will celebrate the Mass. Burial with Military Honors will be in Fairview Cemetery in Renville. Visitation will be held on Monday from 5-7 p.m. and will continue on Tuesday one hour prior to the services all at the church in Renville. Arrangements are with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Renville, MN.
Clarence Carl Kluver was born on September 7, 1936, in Clara City, Minnesota to Thomas and Etta (Folkerts) Kluver. At the age of 6, Clarence moved in with his foster parents, Carl and Mae Brunkow. They lived in the Clara City/Maynard area and he attended school in Maynard, graduating in 1955. Following high school, Clarence served his country in the United States Airforce from November of 1956 until April of 1959. During this time he was united in marriage to Helen Hubert on June 7, 1958, at St. Clara’s Catholic Church in Clara City. Following the service, they lived in Idaho for a short time and then moved to Sacred Heart. They then moved to Lester Prairie, lived there for a short time and then moved back to Sacred Heart. Clarence helped Helen’s dad on the farm and milked cows. He then began working road construction and spent the last 33 years of his career working for Duininck Brother’s, retiring at the age of 70. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Renville. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Clarence is survived by his wife, Helen; his sons and daughters: Jerry of New London, Ron (and Wendy) Kluver of Danube, Tom (and Jackie) Kluver of Darwin, Becky (and Tim) Opdahl of Granite Falls, Doug (and Maggie) Kluver of Montevideo, Deb (and Brad) Burgeson of Granite Falls, and Mike (and Shannon) Kluver of Hazel Run; 19 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; his sister, Grace Stoll of Howard Lake, many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his foster parents, and his brothers George and Henry.
Blessed Be His Memory
Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Renville, MN