In Memory of Donald D. Kluver



Donald D.  Kluver
Donald D. Kluver
Born: September 29, 1936
Died: December 11, 2022
Age: 86
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Donald D. Kluver
September 29, 1936 - December 11, 2022
From: Storm Lake, IA

Donald D. Kluver, age 86 of Storm Lake, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 11, 2022, at the Fonda Specialty Care of Fonda, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, December 17, 2022, at the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa. Rev. Kiboko I. Kiboko will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the Odebolt Cemetery of Odebolt, Iowa, with Military Rites conducted by the Roose Post No. 313 of the American Legion of Odebolt, Iowa.

A Visitation will be held one-hour prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, December 17, 2022, at the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa.

The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa (located at 213 West Fifth Street) is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to www.christensenvanhouten.com

Memorials in Donald’s name may be directed to the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake, IA or a charity of your choice.


Donald Dwaine Kluver, was born on September 29, 1936, to Rickie and Ida (Lamaak) Kluver. He grew up on a farm south of Arthur, IA and received his high school education there. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and married the love of his life, Caroline Kluckhohn. They moved to Fort Belvoir, VA, where Don was stationed.

After his honorable discharge from the service, the couple moved to Des Moines, IA and Don received his B.S. in Accounting from Drake University. He received further education with his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. 

He then began a 27-year career with International Harvester which brought Don and his family to many places to live and work including Louisville, KY, Memphis, TN, Chicago, IL, Madrid, Spain, Dusseldorf and Neuss, Germany and Paris, France, before returning to the United States to Wheaton, IL.

Don then began a series of employment with Savin and moved to Stanford, CT. After this, the family moved to Storm Lake, IA. Don taught accounting at Buena Vista University for a short period before continuing his career at Iowa Industrial Hydraulics in Pocahontas, IA. The final leg of his career brought him to join a partnership in the Rodney Farm Center where he worked until his retirement. 

Don was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with his family. He will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him. 

Left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 66 years Caroline Kluver of Storm Lake, IA; his loving children Kathy (John) Neumann Block of Pocahontas, IA, Cindy (Gordy) Seibt Gotsch of Marengo, IL, Tricia (Ron) Kluver Gray of Redlands, CA and David (Amy) Kluver of Carlisle, IA; 11 grandchildren Warren (Autumn) Neumann, Jessica Neumann Koval, Kara (Kaleb) Neumann Olson, Danielle Neumann, Christi Seibt, Bobby Seibt, Daimon Gray, Alex Gray, Rollon Gray, William Kluver, and Aaron Kluver; 6 great-grandchildren: Jessena, Caeden and Paige Neumann, Anthony and Christian Koval, and June Olson; extended family and friends. 

Don was preceded in death by his parents Rickie and Ida Kluver; sister Shirley (Ross) Thevenot; brothers Orville (Marie) Kluver and Ray Kluver.

SERVICES

11:00 a.m., Saturday
December 17, 2022
Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home
213 West Fifth Street
Odebolt, Iowa

OFFICIATING

Rev. Kiboko I. Kiboko

CASKET BEARERS

Bobby Seibt
Warren Neumann
Dan Kluver
Calvin Kluver
William Kluver
Aaron Kluver

VISITATION

One Hour Prior to Service
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, December 17, 2022
Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home
Odebolt, Iowa

MUSIC

Recorded Selections
"In the Garden"
"Amazing Grace"
"On Eagle's Wings"

INTERMENT

Odebolt Cemetery
Odebolt, Iowa


Condolences


Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at 9:50 AM
“I wish to extend my sympathy to Caroline and family in the loss of Don. I was unaware of his passing until today.
Don, Caroline and I were all kids in school together at Arthur it seems like not so long ago, yet of course years.
Don was always a math whiz and a good fun loving guy. So many good times we had. I know God has a special place for him and may he rest in peace. Jane Thevenot Howard”
- Jane Howard
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 10:02 AM
“My deepest sympathies go out to the families and those who loved Donald. Although I only met him once, I could tell massive influence he and his wife had to the families that came from him and how much they loved him. I can only imagine what they feel now but I hope that they will remember all he has done and look back on it with joy.”
- Andy Gomez
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 9:20 AM
“Caroline and family, I'm so sorry to hear of Don's passing. It was always a highlight of my day when both of you came in to see the chiropractor. He was a wonderful person. With Deepest Sympathy... Midge Townsend ”
- Midge Townsend
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 9:19 AM
“So sorry to hear of Don’s passing…so enjoyed working with him and Caroline. Prayers to the family!”
- Barb Erickson
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 9:19 AM
“Our deepest sympathy and condolences go out to sweet Caroline and her children! Don was the most selfless, generous, kindhearted and living person I have ever met. A genuine angel walking amongst us. I was so very saddened to hear of his passing. I am blessed to have gotten to know Don and si very thankful for all of the love he and Caroline have showed me and my family and so many others over the years they have come in to Lakeshore Cafe. I find peace in knowing that Jesus has a place for Don at His table! From all of us at Zimmy's and Lakeshore, our most heartfelt prayers and love to all of thise sweet Don has left behind!!!! We love you!”
- Michelle Robinson
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