KLEEVEN – Gerald

Born on November 21, 1942. Passed away October 2, 2020.

Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday October 2, 2020. Loved and loving husband of Rose. Much loved father and father-in-law of Karen and Doug, Darren and Shelley, Tracy and Geoff, Anthony, Paul and Anna, Glenn, and Shaun and Michelle. Loved Pa of Daniel, Robert, Steven, Clare, Madisson, Chelsea, Bailey, Riley, Brittany, Courtney, Mitchell, Lara, Luca, Elise, Hannah, Jacob, Ella and Caleb.

Rest In Peace

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Funeral Notice
Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Chapel 260 Princes Highway, Traralgon
Due to COVID19 restrictions the Funeral Service of Mr Gerald Kleeven will be a private funeral by invitation only. A Service to celebrate Gerald’s life will be live streamed from Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Chapel in Traralgon on THURSDAY (October 8, 2020) commencing at 11.00am. To view the live stream, click here.
Tributes
  1. My thoughts are with you all at this sad time on the passing of Dad! Gerry-sending love and hugs to you all. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’”πŸ’•πŸ˜˜

    Annette Sutherland October 4, 2020
  2. You will be missed uncle Gerry, you were such a great father, brother uncle. You are up there with all the loved ones! You will be missed dearly xx

    Tahlia kleeven October 5, 2020
  3. We will all miss you Gerry, such a great brother, father, uncle. You are now up there with the loved ones!
    sending hugs and kisses xxx

    Tahlia kleeven October 5, 2020
  4. We will all miss you Gerry, such a great brother, father, uncle. You are now up there with the loved ones!
    sending hugs and kisses xxx

    Tahlia kleeven October 5, 2020
  5. Deeply saddened by the loss of Gerry, a very kind soul will treasure the memories throughout all the past years, thoughts are with Rose and the rest of the family at this difficult time.

    Rest Peacefully Gerry xx

    Jessica Darcy

    Jessica darcy October 5, 2020
  6. Deeply saddened by the loss of our dear Brother and brother in law Gerry, some very wonderful memories over the years spent with you that we will forever cherish.

    Until we meet again, rest peacefully Gerry

    Rudy and Jenny Kleeven XX

    Jessica darcy October 5, 2020
  7. such a great person gone to soon, will be missed so much. such a amazing great uncle xx you were a great brother, father and uncle! ❀️

    Tahlia kleeven October 5, 2020
  8. A bloody wonderful man! So cheeky and oved by all
    Will miss you uncle Gerry xx so glad my boys got to meet you! Sleep easy uncle Gerry xx

    Bek Doyle October 5, 2020
  9. Our love and thoughts go out to Rose and the whole family on the passing of Gerry. He was blessed to have you all care for him and he will be sadly missed. 😘
    Karen, Dale, Lachie & Adam Campbell

    Karen Campbell October 5, 2020
  10. So sorry to hear of the passing of Gerry. We send our deepest sympathy to you Rose and your family

    Graham and Pauline Laidlay October 5, 2020
  11. Sincerest sympathy to Rose and all your family on the sad passing of Gerry. Fond memories. Love Irene and family. Xx

    Irene Galbraith October 5, 2020
  12. RIP Gerry. I never think that one day a brother wont be here till one day your gone and i wish i had told you more often that i am proud to be your sister and that i love you. Good bye to my wonderful brother, say hi to dad and Andre and see you again when my time comes too. Hope they have greyhound races up there. Love Maria, John and family xxx

    Maria Kleeven October 6, 2020
  13. To Gerry (and Rose)
    Thank you for welcoming me into your home with open arms from day one. We shared many fun times together over the years. Hours spent chatting at the dining room table fixing worldly problems. We enjoyed many a roast, a drink or two and countless cuppas with afternoon teas. We had fun camping, the odd
    day trip and fun times at New Years Eve with Chris & Wendy. I used to look forward to my weekend stays at your “retreat” sitting out the back in the peace, and serenity, and warmth of the morning sun. When Elise and Hannah came into our lives, as a proud Pa on both occasions , you were one of the first to visit and give them a loving cuddle to welcome them into the world. I admired watching you hug and kiss all your family as you greeted or said goodbye to them. I will never forget your last words to me with a tear in your eye, but a smile on your face, before you hugged and kissed me goodbye. I am grateful I had the chance to see you that one last time………. Rest peacefully now Gerry <3 <3
    My love to all, Helen. xx

    Helen Vick October 6, 2020
  14. To my very special brother Gerry. You will be dearly missed. You are one incredibly special man who could always make us laugh in the good times and the bad. I’m going to miss your cheekiness and the family get-togethers that we had and see who was going to get into trouble first, you or me. I am so proud of you and what you have achieved in your life and you have done an excellent job with your darling wife Rose and your beautiful children. I love you brother. RIP ❀️

    Peter Kleeven October 6, 2020
  15. To Rose and family. With deepest sympathy and love from Rhonda (Pedder) and Phil Johnstone.

    Rhonda Johnstone October 6, 2020
  16. My days are filled with memories of our brother laid to rest, and every single one of them is filled with happiness. For you were someone special, always such a joy to know, but there was so much pain when it was time to let you go. That’s why this special message is sent to heaven above, for the angels to take care of you and give you all my love. To Rose and family, you made him and all of us so proud xx all my love Tina

    tina kleeven October 6, 2020
  17. Condolences to Rose & families , very sad news πŸ’™

    Julie Bibby October 6, 2020
  18. Condolences Rose and the extended family..My thoughts and prayers are with you all… memories of good times together many years ago….Rest peaceful Gerry in Heaven with your loved ones…..

    Patricia Whelan October 6, 2020
  19. Rest easy uncle Gerry with heart felt sympathy and love for Aunty rose and family

    Ryan gunton October 6, 2020
  20. Dear Rose & Karen,
    To all of your beautiful family Gerry, I am sending my love and condolences and thinking of you during this very sad time.
    I will always remember my childhood with fond memories of being a part of your family.
    Love Kerryn

    Kerryn Linhart October 6, 2020
  21. Rose, Karen & family,
    My deepest sympathy with the sad loss of Gerry, I am thinking of you all.
    Kerryn Linhart

    Kerryn Linhart October 6, 2020
  22. Pa you will be missed very much and I will never forget all the great things you taught me about life and the greyhounds. You were a very knowledgeable man and thank you for inspiring me to love animals (Dogs) as I do. You were truly the best grandfather and I love you so much. Rest Easy Pa. πŸ’•

    Lara Kleeven October 6, 2020
  23. To Rose and family remembering Gerry as a workmate and friend thinking of you all at this sad time love Trevor and Judy Eastwell

    Trevor and Judy Eastwell October 7, 2020
  24. We were all very sad to hear of the passing of your gorgeous Dad /Pa. WE are thinking of you and sending you much love and kisses over the fields.
    Our thoughts are with you Trace, your lovely family and extended family …….Cathy, Brett, Bec, Mass, Em & Lach xxxxxxoooooo

    Cathy Watson October 7, 2020
  25. Love you pa and I will always remember you. You taught me so much. May you Rest In Peace

    Luca Kleeven October 7, 2020
  26. Gerry when I was about three and at the time was with you and Rose. You were working at the butchers in Heyfield, for some reason I got the poos on and decided I was leaving home. So I packed my teddy and few other things into a cardboard box and away I went. As I went passed the butcher shop you come flying out the the shop door yelling at me where you going, I going away I said. You said get yourself home before I get there so with that I turned to run home but you beat me, and I knew I was in for it but Rose saved me. Gerry Thankyou for being part of our lives going to miss you.xxx

    Thelma Wheildon October 7, 2020
  27. To Rose and family
    Will be thinking of you all tomorrow Dad sends his regards
    Great memories growing up around your place with your family
    Gerry was the best coach I ever had in sport by a mile
    Hope he can catch up with mum for a smoke or two and a chat
    Love Mick /Nancy Wardle and family

    MichaeL Wardle October 7, 2020
  28. To Rosie and the family ,thinking of you all at this very sad time. We have very fond memories of Gerry you have all been our family for many many years .Lots of love to you all. Sleep peacefully Gerry .love from Judy, Phil and Jess. πŸ’™πŸ’—πŸ’™πŸ’—πŸ’™πŸ’—πŸ’™πŸ’—

    Judy darcy October 7, 2020
  29. To Rose and family, deepest sympathy on the loss of one great man in Gerry. I have fond memories of happy times shared at the Hallora-Stezleki footy ground, Gerry a great family man and teammate. RIP.
    Paul Frangos #33

    Paul Frangos October 8, 2020
  30. Our love and condolences go out to Rose and the entire family at this incredibly difficult and sad time. You are all in our thoughts today as you farewell Gerry xx
    Love Bruce, Belinda, Tahlia, Jemma and Kaden Gregg

    B Gregg October 8, 2020
  31. Rest In Peace my brother. Missed but never forgotten, our sincere condolences to you Rose and all my nephews and nieces at this difficult time. Love always Uncle Carl and family. ❀️

    Carl kleeven October 8, 2020
  32. Gerry you will be sadly missed love and sympathy to rose and family.πŸ’”πŸ’”

    Wendy Duve October 8, 2020
  33. Will be sadly miss by so many
    Love to Rose and all the family xx
    Dawn and Trevor and family

    Dawn johnston October 8, 2020
  34. Uncle Gerry your infectious smile and loving nature will be missed xoxo

    Leann gunton October 8, 2020
  35. Dear, Rosie, Karen , Darren, Tracey, Anthony Glen, Paul , Shaun, respected partners and grandchildren My deepest sympathy on the loss of a great man. Having spent time with you all together, will always hold a special place in my heart, where great memories will always live on forever, I looked up to Gerry and enjoyed the amazing personality that he has instilled in you all. May his beautiful memories carry you on in life, he will be sadly missed and never forgotten..❀️❀️🌹🌹
    Condolences from Christopher Foster

    Chris foster October 8, 2020
  36. So sad to hear of the passing of Gerry.A real gentleman and long time friend through football and many nights at the dogs.R.I.P. Condolences to all.Gerard Masterson.

    Gerard Masterson October 8, 2020
  37. Dear Rose and family , sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing , great neighbor at Fenison , always bright and cheery , R.i. P. Gerty

    Pat and Gavan Dessent October 8, 2020
  38. Gecondoleerd namens de Fam Kleeven in Holland

    Fam.Kleeven October 8, 2020
  39. To Rose and family so sorry to hear the passing of Gerry lovely friendly kind funny man sending love and hugs Mandy Graham Kaitlyn xxx

    Mandy wishart October 9, 2020
  40. A genuine good bloke. Served most of my apprenticeship under Gerry, he taught me skills I’ll never forget 🍻

    Darren White October 9, 2020
  41. To Rose and families, my heartfelt condolences go to you on the loss of Gerry, He was one of nature’s gentleman and a wonderful ambassador for our sport of greyhound racing. I loved catching up with you both at the tracks, no better memory than when you and Luca knocked off the Geelong cup, although we knew you guys weren’t feeling too well, There was never a bigger smile or celebration when your boy passed the post. Treasured memories of many special times. RIP young man,
    Hugs to you Rose and the family

    Heather cooke October 9, 2020
  42. My condolences to your Family. So many vague memories of my early childhood surrounded by Saturday card nights, Kleevens and greyhounds.

    Robyn Crowley October 13, 2020
  43. I shed a tear for a wonderful man today. Gerry and Rose, you are part of my childhood memories. From the days in the Esso Service Station in Warragul in the 60s to both families moving to Frankston.

    You were close friends with my parents, Lois and Gerry, all those years ago. I reckon they would have been so happy to see your great success on the greyhound track.

    My deepest condolences to Rose and all the family. Thinking of you all.
    Jan Jansen (Crowley)

    Jan Jansen October 13, 2020