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Nancy Kivi, 73

Nancy Caroline Kivi, age 73, of South Haven, died Thursday, July 15, 2010, at her home.

She was born Aug. 27, 1936, in Howard Lake, the daughter of Alvin and Flora (Brower) Lee. Nancy was baptized and confirmed at the First Presbyterian Church in Howard Lake

She grew up in Howard Lake, and graduated from the Howard Lake High School in 1954. After graduation, she attended St. Olaf College in Northfield for one year, and then transferred to the University of Minnesota for an additional three years, where she graduated in 1958.

Nancy was united in marriage to LeRoy Kivi June 12, 1959, at the First Presbyterian Church in Howard Lake. The couple made their home in Minneapolis, before moving to Cokato, and in 1970, moving to the farm where they have made their home since.

Nancy was employed as a medical technician at the St. Louis Park Medical Clinic, the Cokato Clinic, Buffalo Clinic, Winsted Clinic, and the Hutchinson Medical Clinic. She was loved by those who worked with her and those she worked for.

Nancy enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, and playing bingo and Keno. She also loved to socialize with friends, and thoroughly enjoyed her grandchildren and all of their endeavors. She will be missed deeply by her family and her friends.

Nancy is survived by her husband, LeRoy Kivi of South Haven; sons Todd Kivi of Los Angeles, CA, Scott Kivi of South Haven, and Kent (Michelle) Kivi of Buffalo; three grandchildren, Laura Kivi, Adam Kivi, and Sara Kivi; a brother, David (Jeanette) Lee of Dassel; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her maternal and paternal grandparents.

A memorial service took place Tuesday, July 20 at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Howard Lake with a time to gather with the family for one hour prior to the service at the church. Pastor John Cedar officiated, and interment of the urn was at the Howard Lake Cemetery.

The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel handled the memorial arrangements. Memorials are preferred to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.