Mom's favorite picture of Dad.  This is the one on his Faith Church badge.
Marv Kleven
  • 70 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 7, 1942
  • Place of birth:
    Beloit, Wisconsin, United States
  • Date of passing: May 29, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Renton, Washington, United States
Let the memory of Marv be with us forever

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  This memorial website was created in the memory of Marvin (Marv) Kleven.  Marv passed on Wednesday May 29th at around 10:30PM.  Stay tuned to this site for more in the future, but for now, the details of the memorial services are listed below.

Washington State
Date: June 29th, 2013
Time: 2:00PM Pacific
Place: Faith Church 
Address: 25636 140th Ave SE
Kent, WA 98042

Date: July 7th, 2013
Time: 2:00PM Central
Place: Arkdale Church
Address: 1650 Church Street
 Arkdale, WI 54613

In leiu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of the following organizations.  Marv enjoyed spending his free time volunteering at Gateway Medical Alliance in Kent.  He also selected the Missionary Aviation Repair Center in Alaska as his favorite charity, as he loved Alaska and flying has always been a passion of his.

Gateway Medical Alliance

Missionary Aviation Repair Center

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Kevin Airrington on 7th July 2016

"Happy Birthday Marv!  You are missed my friend."

This tribute was added by Denise Arnold on 7th July 2015

"Happy Birthday Marv!  We love and miss you!"

This tribute was added by Carol Gohlke on 29th May 2015

"Hard to believe it has been 2 years.  You are missed and in our hearts forever.  We were blessed to have you as long as we did.  Love you dear brother!!"

This tribute was added by Jessica Kleven on 29th May 2015

"You are forever missed Marv. I love you!"

This tribute was added by Ardell Toso on 3rd August 2013

"Lyle and I remember Marv from Church and also Gateway Medical.  Marv was such a dedicated volunteer.  He would repair equipment, and  bring in much needed medical supplies.  He was responsible for bringing over 60 pallets of supplies,.  He also brought in a "whole car" load of tubes for the tires of wheel chairs.  We mean WHOLE car load, trunk, back seat front seat.  We miss you !"

This tribute was added by Christina Smith on 11th July 2013

"The Sunday before Marv's home-going, he and Barb made the "donut run" to bring donut holes for people coming to Faith Church that morning. Our family happened to be the ones serving coffee and donuts. The girls were so excited to see Marv, calling him the Donut Man, then listening with rapt attention to his tale about the late baker tearing into the parking lot with the church's order."

This tribute was added by Barbara Collins on 9th July 2013

"I truly miss marv coming to the Kent Farmers Market to get his Sweet Potato Pie on Saturday. I was tell one of the vendor that there is something missing and that was Marv smiling face as he walked up to my booth. Such a warm smile. I thank God for the short time I knew him.

This tribute was added by Kathi Hennessey on 1st July 2013

"I remember Marv as such a kind, gentle man.  He was always had so many interesting things to talk about.  But most of all I remember his gentleness and kindness to everyone he met.  He loved his wife and children very much.  What a wonderful legacy he left."

This tribute was added by Hans Esteves on 1st July 2013

"I wanted you all to know that I will always remember Marv with fond memories; and await the day I see him in Heaven. Maybe we will enjoy a "Brat" (Bratwurst) or two together!  Thank you so much for letting my family be part of yours. And thank you all so much for your kind words. May the Lord our God bless you and keep you always."

This tribute was added by Susan Pinkerton on 29th June 2013

"Marv was a kind, caring, and inspirational volunteer in my kindergarten classroom at Meridian Elementary.  Marv especially enjoyed working with the children on math skills.  The kids learned so much from him and were constantly asking "when is it my turn?"  Marv's excitement for math and learning truly showed in the way he cared about each and every student.  Marv, we all miss you!"

This tribute was added by Mike Kovacich on 29th June 2013

"Marv and I worked together during his work life at the VAMC is Seattle . He was always working to hard to keep his responsible equipment up and working for the use of the Veterans . We all give a lot to our work lives and Marv was at the top of list . He was always willing to give and go the extra time and effort . We were both calling our wives late in the day . Barb, sorry for your loss."

This tribute was added by Jeff Reed on 20th June 2013

"When I think of Marv, I think of him as a gentle giant. I only knew him at GMA but in that short time, I learned to respect him as an extremely
intelligent man in his field. He filled a niche at GMA that nobody else could. What a blessing. He will be sorely missed. May God continue to bless his family."

This tribute was added by Theresa Stolpa on 16th June 2013

"Words fail to come to me at this time.  We always were able to speak without using words.  You are in my heart, will always be.  Happy Father's Day, Dad."

This tribute was added by stephen sandler on 14th June 2013

"Barb, Marv stood out, not only for his height and beard, but for his kindness.
There are too many stories to tell you in this limited space about our experiences, especially in China.
Hopefully, I will make the services on the 29TH.
My best regards to you and the family!"

This tribute was added by Alyce Elder on 14th June 2013

"Barb Marv was a great man. Very caring and humble. I will miss seeing him with you. Remember though that his spirit will always be with you in your heart. Should you ever need anything, please do not hesitate to call me. You know the number!"

This tribute was added by Fredette Williams on 9th June 2013

"Sorrow and shock filled our hearts at the loss of Marv's life.  Such a dear friend and "Big brother" to me & my family. To Barb & the family: though these times may be filled with agony and your hearts may feel like they will never heal, just remember Psalm 34:18 "The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit".......Luv ya!!"

This tribute was added by Jan Harty on 7th June 2013

"I loved Marv's sense of humor. I'm so glad you were able to celebrate your 40th wedding anniversary and had a great time in VA. Cherish your memories.

Love you:)"

This tribute was added by Denise Arnold on 6th June 2013

"Marv will be forever missed.  He always made everyone feel like they were the most important.  Now it is important for all of us to reflect on the good times and great memories we all had while he was here with us. RIP Marv, God Bless.  My prayers are with you all, I love you and am here if you all need anything!"

This tribute was added by Brad Jordan on 6th June 2013

"Barb, I'm sorry to hear about your loss!  It has been a long time since we touched base but you and Marv have been a real blessing!  It was a delight to connect with you both in Renton and with Mav when he came through HK.  The Lord bless and keep you!  Brad and Carol"

This tribute was added by Carol Gohlke on 5th June 2013

"We shall miss a beloved brother and uncle who was always there for us. A phone call and he was on his way back home.  Such a proud father and grandfather.  Barb, Theresa, Jen, Nathan we all love you."

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Jessica Kleven
Barb Kleven
Barbara Kleven
Nate Kleven


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