Klaven, Bennie (1939-2012)

Bennie Klaven, 82, died Saturday May 12, 2012 at Sanford Medical Center, Thief River Falls, MN.

Visitation will be from Noon -2 PM, Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN. Graveside services will follow at Saint Olaf Cemetery, rural Grygla, MN.

Bennie Klaven was born May 27, 1939 at Middle River, MN, the son of Olaf and Alma (Johnson) Klaven. He attended schools at Middle River and Grygla. Following school, Bennie moved to East Grand Forks, MN and worked for a short time. He returned to Thief River Falls and worked for a short time at Arctic Enterprises until he was disabled.

Bennie liked watching game shows, going for rides, and having coffee with friends.

He is survived by brother, Gilmore (Lorraine) Klaven of East Grand Forks, MN; sisters, Marie Bimler of Grand Forks, ND, Pearl Klaven and Audrey (Wendell) Teigland all of Thief River Falls, MN; and many nieces and nephews.

Bennie is preceded in death by his parents.

From Johnson Funeral Service

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