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FAIRMONT: A Celebration of Life Service for LuVerna Klenz, 93, of Fairmont and formerly of rural Welcome, Minnesota will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Welcome, Minnesota with Pastor Bruce Falksen officiating. Burial will be in the Welcome City Cemetery in Welcome, Minnesota.
LuVerna went to her eternal rest on Friday, August 26, 2011 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Fairmont, Minnesota. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday at the Kramer Family Funeral Home in Welcome and one hour prior to the services on Tuesday at the church. Messages of Sympathy may be sent to the family online at www.kramerfuneralhome.com.
LuVerna Louise Mathilda Palm was born November 11, 1917 to August and Emma (Jording) Palm in Rolling Green Township, Martin County, Minnesota. She was received into the kingdom of God by baptism on December 23, 1917, and confirmed on March 20, 1932 both at Trinity Lutheran Church in Welcome and remained a life long member there. LuVerna’s confirmation Bible Verse was John 3:16 her favorite Bible Verse. She received her education in rural school. On September 14, 1939 she was united in marriage to Donald Klenz at Trinity Lutheran Church in Welcome and they were blessed with a son, Dennis. Together they farmed near Welcome until 1982 when they moved to their home in Fairmont. LuVerna taught Sunday School at Trinity and held offices in the Ladies Aid Elizabeth Circle, as well as the funeral committee. She was a life long member of the Fairmont Hospital Auxiliary, and the Fairmont Historical Society. She volunteered many years at the hospital coffee shop. LuVerna was employed at Laurels Café in Fairmont and was a past member of the Rolling Green Farm Bureau Womens Committee. She enjoyed time spent with family and friends, as well as baking wedding and cakes for all occasions.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Helen Klenz of Georgetown, Texas; special nephews and nieces, Darrel and Muriel Klenz of rural Fairmont, Russell and Judy Klenz of Fairmont, Robert Palm of Heron Lake, Minnesota and Linda Palm of Lakefield, Minnesota; special friends, Don and Darlene Bach and Gordy and Loretta Luckow as well as cousins and other relatives and friends.
LuVerna was preceded in death by her parents, husband of sixty-eight years, Donald on June 1, 2008; mother and father-in-law; a brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Lorena Klenz; four brothers, Vincent, August Jr., Fred and Elmer Palm; niece, Bertha Palm; nephew, David Palm; sister-in-law, Velma Palm and other relatives.