Deanna’s visitation will be held Sunday, September 22 from 4 pm – 7 pm at Strike Life Tributes in ISANTI. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 23 at 11 am at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 19001 Jackson Street NE, East Bethel (visitation also 1 hour before), followed by internment at Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery (Our Saviour’s Chapel) in Ham Lake.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Deanna’s honor to the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute Cambridge Medical Center in Cambridge, MN, The Cedar-East Bethel Lioness or Lions clubs, or to N.A.C.E (North Anoka County Emergency Food Shelf).
Deanna, an only child, was born on July 15, 1938 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Clifford Elvrum and Verony Holm. She spent her adult life in East Bethel, Minnesota where she was very involved in her community; she enjoyed helping others and volunteering with many different organizations. She was a proud member of the Cedar-East Bethel Lioness and Lions clubs. Deanna also served as a board of director’s member and was a founding owner at Viking Meadows Golf Course. She retired from the state of Minnesota in 2003. Deanna loved shopping (she wasn’t one to pass up a sale), crafting, spending time with friends, family and her community.
Deanna is survived by her 4 sons, Jon, Thomas (JoAnn), Robert, and James (Lynn); step sister, Judith Hoy; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Angela Kleven; parents, Clifford Elvrum and Verony Holm; step father, Ray Hoy and Granddaughter, Sara Kleven.