Harold T. Kleve
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Harold T. Kleve

August 07, 1934 - January 15, 2017

Harold T. Kleve

August 07, 1934 - January 15, 2017


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Obituary for Harold T. Kleve

Harold T. Kleve age 82, passed away on January 15, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on February 4, 2017 at Donelson Fir Lawn Funeral Chapel . Reception to follow at the Odd Fellows Hall, 267 East Main St, Hillsboro .

Harold was born August 7, 1934 on his grandmother’s farm in Molalla, OR. Number 9 of ten kids. He was raised in Canby, OR. , graduating in the class of 1952. He served as class president and salutatorian, was in the band , and was on the football, basketball and track teams.

Harold served in the United States Air Force from 1953 to 1957. He was based at several bases statewide and in the Marshall Islands, where he participated in the testing of the Hydrogen Bomb. Harold joined the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Hillsboro, OR. In 1957 and retired as a Captain in 1985. He attended Portland Community College and received his degree in Criminal Justice.

Harold was the first Washington County law officer to attend the F.B.I. National Academy (82ndSession) in Quantico, VA, and graduated in 1968. Returning to Washington County Sheriff’s Office he applied this training to train his Officers. Harold was also instrumental in the formation of Washington County’s Explorer Scout Post #877, one of the oldest posts in the nation.

After retiring Harold wasn’t ready for the rocking chair quite yet. So he became a Square Dance Caller and instructor, which he thoroughly enjoyed for 25 years. His baritone voice was enjoyed by many at National Conventions in Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Oregon. His Yodeling was a surprise even to his family!

Harold is survived by his wife Barbara Kleve of 21+ years, Woodburn, OR; daughters Kimberly Jackson, Prineville, OR: Patricia Scoles, Woodburn OR; sons Leonard ( Pat) Gager of Stockton, KS; John (Mary) Gager, of Shell Knob, Missouri; Michael (Amanda) DeDona, of Molalla, OR; Grandchildren Vonda Pfeifer; Wendy King Luttman; John Gager; Randy Scoles: Chad Scoles; David Pearson; Roxanne Galaviz; Roger Crump; Ethan & Vincent DeDona; Lance & Briannah Cline. Great grandchildren Ashley Earl; Erin Pfeifer Martin; Eric Pfeifer; Chelsea Bach; Shelby Alicea; Jeremy Gager; McKenzie Gager; Jordan Sue Scoles; McKenna Scoles; Jordan Corine Scoles; Alex Scoles; CJ and Braden Pearson. Great Great Grandchildren Lucus And Cobi Earl; Jada Martin; Jaxson Goodson; Jesslynn Scoles; and Corbin Bach.

Sisters Annette and Francis; and brother Leslie.

Harold was preceded in death by parents Emil L. and Ethel M. (Carpenter) Kleve; his wife of 34+ years Leota Kleve; siblings Edith, Loren, Alma, Gilbert, Virgil, and Marian; and step daughter Deborah Jesse.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Kidney Foundation and the American Heart Association.

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