Lief E. Kvamme was born on November 17, 1936 to Carl and Anna (Lieberg) Kvamme in Mekinock, ND.
He married Ruth E Pede on August 4, 1956, in Grand Forks, ND.
They started a family in 1957 with a son, Jon, and later had two daughters, Joan and Karen.
Lief was a mechanic by trade, and worked alongside his brother, Odin, before owning his own service stations in Grand Forks, ND. In 1973, he moved his family to Columbia Falls, MT, where he purchased and ran his own service stations for several years.
He enjoyed taking his family on vacations, fishing, hunting and camping.
Lief is survived by a son, Jon Kvamme, of Columbia Falls , 2 daughters, Joan (Samuel) Olson, of Kalispell and Karen (Gary) Hall of Spokane, WA, siblings, Marion Iverson and Edna Kise. He was also blessed with 15 grandchildren and many great and great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his beautiful bride of 63 1/2 years, Ruth Kvamme, his parents, Carl and Anna Kvamme, his father and mother in law, Edward and Johanna Pede, his siblings, Pearl, Jennette, Carol, Andie, Margaret, Beaulah, Clifford, Roy, Ethel, Vernon, Eugene and Odin, and a grandson, Brian Blevins.
In lieu of flowers/gifts, the family requests that memorial donations be made in his name to Whitefish Care and Rehabilitation Center or a charity of their choice.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Whitefish Care and Rehabilitation Center, Kalispell Regional Medical Center and Darlington Cremation and Burial Service.
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