Richard J. KlavaRichard J. Klava age 74 of East Grand Forks, MN passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND.
Richard Joseph Klava was born on June 24, 1939 in Grand Forks, the son of Richard and Lois (Murphy) Klava. Richard grew up in rural Grand Forks County and attended St. James High School in Grand Forks, ND graduating with the Class of 1957. Following his high school graduation he attended Aaker’s Business College in Grand Forks. He worked at International Harvester in Warren, MN where he met Delores Korynta and they were married on February 8, 1964 in Grand Forks, ND. Richard worked for Hoffert Motor Service in East Grand Forks, MN where the company is now known as Valley Truck Parts & Service. They lived in Warren, MN, Grand Forks, ND and East Grand Forks, MN. Richard retired in 2001.