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Grace Estella Kleven

03/28/1945 - 04/02/2020

Grace E. Kleven, 75, of Eveleth, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020 at Essentia Health Virginia. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

Grace Estella Kleven was born March 28, 1945 in Virginia to Hjalmer and Myrtle (Aaseng) Sather. She graduated from Mountain Iron High School in 1965. Following high school, Grace worked at the Eveleth Shirt Factory. On March 3, 1979, she was united in marriage to Carl Kleven, Jr. in Eveleth. The couple moved to Casper, WY and moved back to Eveleth in 1981.

Grace enjoyed counting change and making people happy. She was known for being a social butterfly with a heart of gold and loved being around people. Grace was also known as “Amazing Grace” to her closest friends.

She is survived by her children, Allen (Sarah) Kleven of Forbes, April Autio of Eveleth, and Sally Cass of Little Falls; grandchildren, Jared Arola, Ty Autio, and Jace Autio; siblings, Wayne (Pat) Sather, Tony Sather, and Kathy Sather; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl; sister, Melissa; and sister-in-law, Helen

11 thoughts on “Grace Estella Kleven”

  1. Kathy Madzey says:

    My sincere sympathy to Grace’s family. Grace was an angel to my mom, Andrine Rozinka, at Lincoln Place. Rest in peace!

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. Grace was a happy part of my moms life.(Nanny Tammaro) She really enjoyed her visits with her and both could talk a blue streak. Mom and her are probably visiting in heaven as I speak. It is so sad to loose the ones that we love so much. She will be missed.

  3. Jennifer Kleven says:

    I was sorry to hear of Aunt Grace’s passing. She was a kind soul and her warm smile will be missed. She has been reunited in Heaven with her love Carl, Jr.

  4. Cheryl Frericks Olivanti says:

    Gracie was my babysitter for many years. She was a Lion’s Club member whose smile will be missed.

  5. Sharon Maki Turnquist says:

    Wayne Sather…So sorry to read about your sister Grace’s passing. She would join me many times walking up the hill after school was out for the day ! She was such a sweetheart & know she will be missed dearly ! 🙏 ❤️

  6. Cindy Whitney says:

    In so sorry to hear about Grace. She was one of the most sincere, honest, happy people I’ve ever known.

  7. Marie Babbini Limesand says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My fondest memories of Grace are from when she was a babysitter for me and my sisters. She was always smiling and happy. She was my favorite. She truly was an “Amazing Grace”. May the sharing of memories bring you peace. Again, you have my deepest sympathy.

  8. nora mattei says:

    Grace was such a special person to my mother Ethel at Lincoln Place always helpful and smiling and a person who could brighten your day

  9. Karen Kakela Michael says:

    Was saddened to read of Gracie’s death. She was such a friendly soul. Even though I had not lived in Mountain Iron or the area for years, she always greeted me like an old friend when I happened to run into her. You all are in my thoughts.

  10. Bonnie (Bennett) Madrid says:

    My sincere sympathies & heartfelt condolences to all of Grace’s family. I’m so saddened by this news.
    My last 2 trips visiting northern MN (to see my mother – Ena Bennett), I attended the “quilting marathon” at Faith United Lutheran Church. Grace & I sat at the same quilting table. She was always so welcoming, friendly & easy to talk with. I’m thankful that our paths in life had crossed. She was such a “sweetheart”! Bless You Grace! 🙏❤️

  11. Carol Norman says:

    I just loved Gracie! Every time I would run into her she had a big smile. She was a member at Faith United Lutheran for many years. Recently I have seen her at the Lincoln apartments and we would always stop to chit chat. One sweet lady!!

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