Glorene Faye Klever, age 84 of Marengo, died Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Rose Haven Nursing Home, Marengo. Funeral Services: 10:30 A.M. Saturday, January 25, 2014, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Marengo. Burial will be in the Victor Cemetery, Victor, Iowa. Visitation: 4 to 7 P.M. Friday, January 24, 2014 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be contributed to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Marengo, or Essence of Life Hospice.
Glorene is survived by her daughters, Gloria Leazer (Steve) of Wilton, Gayle McCulley (Kenny) of Barnes City, and Glenda Campbell (Chuck) of Marengo; seven grandchildren, Sara Ayres(Marley) of Byron, MN, Laura Jones (Jared) of Wilton, Mandy Dye (Chad) of New Sharon, Bronson McCulley (Amy) of Sigourney, Cara Jack (Neal) of Victor, Melanie Kempf (Kris) of Victor, and Derek Campbell (friend Bonnie) of Pinehurst, ID; and 15 great-grandchildren, Caprice Dye, Kennedy Dye, Mason Dye, Kayla Jack, Hailey Jack, McKenzie Kempf, Alycen Kempf, Lily Schmidt, Bo Schmidt, Abyl McCulley, Emerie McCulley, Hunter Jones, Elizabeth Jones, Liam Ayres, and Beckham Ayres. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons Paul and Gary in infancy, her husbands, George D. Weiss and Lloyd Klever, a sister Darlene Wagner, and brothers Melvin and Harold Nowotny.
Glorene Faye Nowotny was born January 8, 1930 in rural Victor, Iowa, the daughter of Edward and Lena Berscheid Nowotny. She graduated from Victor High School in 1947 as valedictorian of her class. She married George D. Weiss on October 31, 1948. To this union three daughters and two sons were born. The couple lived on a farm east of Deep River, later moving to Victor to the house that George built. Glorene loved flowers and had a huge flower garden. George passed away September 21, 1994. Glorene married Lloyd Klever on June 15, 1996 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. The couple resided in Marengo. He passed away June 5, 2007.
Glorene was an avid Hawkeye fan. She traveled to the bowl games and in later years enjoyed the Iowa girls’ basketball games, holding season tickets for several years. She enjoyed bingo, bowling, travel and playing cards. She especially enjoyed attending her grandchildrens’ sporting events. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Marengo, and the Ladies Aid. She also belonged to the Marengo American Legion Auxiliary, and was a former member of the Victor American Legion Auxiliary.