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Jeffrey Kvam, 55

Jeffrey “Jeff” Alan Kvam, age 55 of Rockford, MN, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, in Benson, MN.

A gathering of family and friends will take place Friday, Oct. 8 from 4 to 7 pm at the Iten Funeral Home, 300 Third St N, Delano, MN.

A celebration of life will take place Saturday, Oct. 9 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Clays Restaurant, 8900 Walnut St, Rockford, MN. A brief pastoral message and moments of recollection will take place at 1 p.m. We would like to remember Jeff’s love of sports by encouraging guests to wear their favorite team’s apparel.

Inurnment will take place at a later date in Bagley, MN.

In lieu of flowers; we kindly request to send memorials to The National Ataxia Foundation; website www.ataxia.org.

Arrangements are by the Iten Funeral Home of Delano.

He was born May 19, 1966, in Farmington, MN to James and Betty (Rasmussen) Kvam.

Jeff grew up in Bagley, MN and graduated from Bagley High School in 1984. He attended St. Cloud State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in business.

His professional career was working for 33 years at MWCIA (Minnesota Worker’s Compensation Insurer’s Association) in various underwriting positions.

Jeff was united in marriage to Veronica Krueger Aug. 11, 1990, in Bagley, MN. They currently reside in Rockford, MN.

During his younger years in addition to participating in various sports, Jeff was also an avid fisherman and hunter. He often traveled back to northern Minnesota to enjoy these activities with his family.

When Jeff was diagnosed with cerebellar ataxia a few years ago, he always enjoyed everyone sharing stories and pictures even though he was not able to participate.

Jeff was very proud of his Norwegian heritage and embraced learning about his ancestry. He was also committed to acknowledging anyone who was in the military and served our country. Any veteran he ever met was always told, “Thank you for your service.”

Jeff was an enthusiastic sports fan. He loved cheering on the Minnesota Wild and St. Cloud State University hockey teams, as well as watching pro golf, football, and baseball.

Jeff was also an avid music listener of all genres; one could always find him on the front porch in the afternoon enjoying his music and visiting with the neighbors.

Jeff and Veronica enjoyed many things together as a couple; most importantly, just spending time and visiting with family and friends. Various trips to Florida and throughout Minnesota hold special memories.

Jeff is survived by his loving wife of 31 years Veronica; cherished parents Jim and Meta Kvam and Betty and Ed Rasmussen; special brother Chris (Amy) Kvam; nieces Lauryn, Vanessa, and Julia Petrich; mother-in-law Esther Krueger; sister-in-law Dorinda Krueger with whom he had a special bond; brothers-in-law Jason Krueger and Eric Krueger; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, step-siblings and their spouses, as well as extended family and friends who were all part of his family.

Jeff was preceded in death by daughter Karlee Ann, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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