In Memory of Tammy Kay Kluver

Tammy Kay Kluver
Tammy Kay Kluver
Born: April 15, 1961
Died: August 12, 2018
Age: 57
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Tammy Kay Kluver
April 15, 1961 - August 12, 2018
From: Ida Grove, IA

Tammy Kay Kluver, age 57, of Ida Grove, Iowa passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018, at the Morningside Healthcare Community of Ida Grove, Iowa.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 18, 2018, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Rev. Richard A. Salcido will officiate. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 17, 2018, at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen -Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

   Tammy Kay Kluver, the daughter of Dwayne and Barbara (Peters) Franzkowiak, was born on April 15, 1961, in Ida Grove, Iowa. She grew up in Schaller, IA and graduated from Schaller High School with the class of 1980.

   After high school, Tammy attended beauty school at Faust in Storm Lake, IA and graduated with a degree in Cosmetology. On February 21, 1983, Tammy married Donald “Butch” Kluver in Las Vegas, NV. The couple made their home on a farm near Schleswig, IA and welcomed a son Jacob Lee Kluver.

   Tammy enjoyed being a farm wife and mother. She started working as a Dietary Aide in Denison, IA, for Job Corps Center. After working for Job Corps for several years, in 2010 she started in the dietary department at Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, IA. The following year she would be diagnosed with breast cancer. On August 12, 2018, after 8 courageous years of fighting, Tammy slipped peacefully into the hands of her Lord and Savior.

   Tammy was a faithful member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, IA. She was an advocate for the support “Pink” for Ida County. In her spare time Tammy loved shopping and treasured her time spent with her friends and family, especially her nieces and nephews.

   Left to cherish her memory are her mother Barbara Franzkowiak of Ida Grove, Iowa; sister Rebecca (Darrell) Wolf of Galva, IA; son Jacob Lee Kluver of Kiron, IA; Aunt Helen Briggle of Danbury, IA; Uncles James Peters of Mapleton, IA and George (Darlene) Franzkowiak of Schaller, IA; brother-in-law Michael Klink; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, extended family and friends.

   Tammy was preceded in death by her husband Donald “Butch” Kluver; father Dwayne Franzkowiak; sister Denise Klink; and her maternal and paternal grandparents.



11:00 a.m., Saturday
August 18, 2018
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Rev. Richard A. Salcido


Honorary Pallbearers:

Tammy's Nieces & Nephews


5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, August 17, 2018
Christensen-Van Houten 
Funeral Home
Ida Grove, Iowa


"I Know My Redeemer Lives"
"On Eagle's Wings"
"Amazing Grace"
"I'll Fly Away"


St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery
Schaller, Iowa


Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 12:44 PM
You where a amazing aunt. Not only did you love your sister, my mom i loved you like a 2nd mom. I remember being out on the farm and loved spending family time with her. You will truly be missed and you are not at rest with the Lord and with my mom and your dad. I wish i could say my final good byes to you but this will have to do. I love you Aunt Tammy until we meet again! ”
- Nicole Klink
Monday, August 13, 2018 at 11:15 AM
“To Becky and all Tammy's family; Tammy's passing leaves a big hole in my life. she was the little sister I never had and the closest friend I had here. Tammy was always so happy to see us when we came to spend time with her.
Tammy's life was a testimony of how a person should live. Tammy was loving and kind, never had a bad word for anyone. She loved her friends and she loved her family.
I know you have been mourning her for months before she came to the end.
I ask God' to shed His comforting love on all of you; to give you peace in your hearts and to know she loved you so much.
My heart aches at losing her; but Tammy would never want to come back here after her spirit is seeing Jesus and all the wonderful things in Heaven. Her suffering was long but she is free from her earthly shell and soaring!!!
I love you, Tammy and will miss you forever.
Love to the family.
Linda and Gary Mildenstein”
- Linda and Gary Mildenstein
Monday, August 13, 2018 at 11:15 AM
“I am so saddened at Tammy's passing. Tammy was a true friend and we loved her like family. She fought a long, hard battle with cancer and never complained. My heart is truly saddened at losing this precious friend who enriched my life here in Ida Grove simply by being my friend.
I know she is seeing Jesus face to face and nothing here can ever surpass that.
I love you, Tammy. See you when I get there.
Linda Mildenstein”
- Linda Mildenstein
Monday, August 13, 2018 at 11:15 AM
“Rest In peace little sister.”
- Tony Jensen
Monday, August 13, 2018 at 8:41 AM
“Rest in Peace Tammy, You fought the battle and now it is time rest in God's hands. Sympathy to all the family.
- Shirley Ruser
Monday, August 13, 2018 at 8:41 AM
“To the family of Tammy Kluver. I am so sorry for your loss. Tammy was a beautiful woman. Please know that I am keeping your family in prayer. May you feel Jesus' presence at this very difficult time.

- Shari O'Bannon
Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 9:34 PM
“This is a wonderful picture of a lovely, kind, sweet & hard working gal. It's the image of Tammy I shall fondly remember & I will cherish the times we shared together through her cancer journey. Sincere condolences to her family. With love, Judy”
- Judy Andresen
Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 9:34 PM
“I am so sorry to hear of Tammy's passing. She was always such a sweet lady to me. May the families find peace and I send my sympathy to you all. ”
- Joani Boger
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