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Jean Kleveland, 78, of Hatton, North Dakota died Saturday, January 10, 2009 at the Hatton Prairie Village in Hatton.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm, Thursday, January 15, 2009 at St. John Lutheran Church in Hatton with burial in St. John Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Wednesday at the Hatton Prairie Village Chapel from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm with a 7:00 pm Prayer Service and one hour prior to services in the church.
Jean Phyllis Kelm was born February 23, 1930 in Mayville, North Dakota the daughter of William and Ada (Gjervold) Kelm. She attended grade school in Grand Forks, North Dakota and graduated from Mayville High School. On April 2, 1950 she was united in marriage to Donald Kleveland. They made their home in Mayville until moving to Hatton in 1951. Jean worked at area grocery stores, Hatton Plextile Co. and the Hatton School. Mr. Kleveland died October 27, 1997. She was currently living in the Hatton Prairie Village for the last two years.
She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and their WELCA. Jean loved to play cards and bingo.
Jean is survived by her sons, David (Jane) of Buxton, North Dakota and Dana (Kristina) of Oshkosh, Wisconsin; daughters, Pat (Harlan) Pladson of Hatton, North Dakota and Mary Beth of Stanley, North Dakota; grandchildren, Jason, Kara, Chris, Cory, Bethany, Kjersten and Lukas; four great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Avis Gjervold of Fargo, North Dakota, Marilynn Kelm of Atlanta, Georgia, Else Peik of Mayville, North Dakota and Dolly (Brad) Lantz of Alexandria, Minnesota.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; and brothers, Arden Gjervold and James Kelm.
The Bilden Funeral Home of Hatton is assisting the family with arrangements.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at the loss of Jean. She was a wonderful person Jeff enjoyed playing bingo with her at the Hatton Legion. Our sympathys is with you.
Jeff, Kay (Holman) & Shawn Peterson Jan 14 2009 12:00 AM
Your home was my second home in high school. Jean always made me feel welcome. I remember how she'd smile and wink almost simultaneously when she was teasing us about something. To this day I think of her everytime I play Bingo and it always makes me smile. She will be missed.
Marianne Skalsky Jan 14 2009 12:00 AM
My deepest sympathies to all of you. May God Bless you and be with you during this time.
Lydia Almanza Jan 13 2009 12:00 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.. Her smile will always be remembered
Susan Aune (Mastrud) Jan 13 2009 12:00 AM
We are so sorry to read of Jean's passing. We never lived close enough to visit often but enjoyed her when we did. After the sorrow has passed, cherish all the wonderful memories. Hugs and Peace as time passes.
James/Donna Gilbery Jan 12 2009 12:00 AM
Tim & Sheila Johnson Jan 12 2009 12:00 AM
Mary and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Losing my Mom right before Christmas, I found peace knowing she was now without pain. Your Mom's memories will always be a part of your lives. Bless you all. Nancy Meiers
Nancy Meiers Jan 11 2009 12:00 AM
Keep her memories alive and she will always be with you. Hugs to all.
Ann Gjervold Mikalis Jan 11 2009 12:00 AM