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Phyllis Elaine Kleeb

Phyllis Elaine Kleeb

Phyllis Elaine Kleeb, 79 of Bemidji died Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at her home. Memorial Services will be 11:00 am Friday, December 20, 2013 at the Aardahl Lutheran Church in Bemidji, MN with Rev. Mary Marotte officiating with visitation one hour prior to the service. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji assisted the family with arrangements. She was born July 9, 1934 in Thief River Falls, MN the daughter of John and Carrie (Vik) Lager. She grew up in Thief River Falls, MN and was the Land of Lakes Creamery Girl. She later attended Bemidji State University where she met her husband Floyd Kleeb. They were married September 11, 1954 and lived in Elgin, IL, Key West FL, Connecticut, Isle of Palms, SC before settling in Norfolk, VA. They returned to Bemidji in 1976 where she had many jobs including Super Johns bakery, New Ply and finally North Country Nursing Home. Between the nursing home and Aardahl Lutheran Church she had many friends and was loved by everyone who knew her. She is survived by her sister: Jeanette Hubbard of Medesto, CA, children: Debbie (Ed) Kessinger of Fairfield, VA, Bill (Liz) Kleeb of Norfolk, VA and Connie (Doug) Rudduck of Bemidji, special adopted son:Robert (Pam) Kilde of Bemidji, sister-in-law: Marcia Kleeb of Bemidji, nieces: Tracy (Doug) Westrum, Jill (Hank) Gnesa and Julie (Dan) Boyle, nephews: Greg (Beth) Kleeb and Bradley (Leslie) Kleeb, grandsons: Chad (Kourtney) Rudduck, Andrew (Shannon) Rudduck, Jereme Kessinger, Joshua (Samantha Hart) Kleeb, David Haak and Dan Haak, granddaughter: Mindy (Ronnie Nibbe) Kleeb, step granddaughter: Amber Cubilla, great grandchildren:Trevor, Isaac, Pheona, Phoenix, Alexander, Davis, Danielle "Mac", Diamond, Destiny, Devon, Chloe, Molly, Trenton and Jarren. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Forrest Lager, husband Floyd, brother-in-laws Cecil Kleeb and Hal Hubbard and step-daughter Laura Haak. Condolences may be left at