Bob Kleven was born in Minneapolis Minnesota in 1951. He lived there with his parents and 5 siblings until he enlisted in the Army in 1969. He was in the Army until 1974, spending time in Korea and Vietnam. After getting out he was back in Minnesota going to school to earn an Associates Degree in Accounting. While working as an Accountant he met Sandra who had moved to Minnesota because of a job transfer. They lived there until 1990 when the company closed the plant and they moved to Michigan to be closer to Sandra’s family. In 1995 they purchased their house in Holly. During his time in Michigan he worked as a Security Guard at various sites around the metro Detroit area (3rd party security). He retired in 2012 and in 2013 they opened the French Flamingo in Downtown Holly. He enjoyed the store and all the people he met. That is when he joined the VFW and became somewhat involved with the Honor Guard. Bob was not one to sit at meetings so it was a surprise when he decided to run for Village Council. It was to fill the last 2 years of a term. He won and did enjoy his time on Council. He did an unsuccessful bid for County Commissioner. His past times were Horse Racing and we owned several horses over the years and did race at Detroit Race Course in the early 1990’s. Bob always had a love for life, his family and his country.