Ray Albert Kluver, age 89 of Aurelia, formerly of Schaller

Ray Albert Kluver, age 89 of Aurelia, Iowa (formerly of Schaller, Iowa) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at the Accura Healthcare of Aurelia, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa. Rev. Ken Miller will officiate.

Committal Services will follow in the Odebolt Cemetery of Odebolt, Iowa.

A Visitation will be held one-hour prior to the service from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa.

The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa, is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to www.christensenvanhouten.com

Ray Albert Kluver was born on November 21, 1932, to Rickie and Ida (Lamaak) Kluver at home in Lake View, Iowa. Ray grew up on a farm south of Arthur, Iowa and received his education at Arthur High School graduating with the class of 1950. After graduation he worked in various fields until he ended up in his dream field of farming. Ray was united in marriage in 1956 to Diann Grell and they were blessed with three children: Debora, Julie, and Daniel. The family farmed in the Galva, Schaller and Odebolt, Iowa, areas. The couple later parted ways.

Ray served on the Schaller School Board, was a 4-H leader for the Eden Hotshots, was active on the church board at the United Methodist Church in Odebolt, served as President of the Sac County Farm Bureau, and President of the Sac County Republican Party. Well into his retirement, Ray enjoyed playing Dominos and cards. He was known for helping anyone he thought needed a helping hand.

Left to cherish Ray’s memory are his children: Debora Kluver of Parker, CO, Julie Kluver of Colorado Springs, CO and Daniel (Kathy) Kluver of Storm Lake, IA; grandchildren: Calvin (Mandy) Kluver of Galva, IA, Lindsay (Nick) Newquist of Ida Grove, IA and Lisa (AJ) Dahm soon to be of Schaller, IA; 7 great-grandchildren: Jordan and Landen Kluver, Hadley, Aubree, Ella and Elyse Newquist, and Cooper Dahm; brother Donald (Caroline) Kluver of Storm Lake, IA; extended family and friends.

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

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