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KLEIN, Frances 1896-1983


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/11/2016 at 18:04:39

Services Held Monday For Frances Klein

Mrs. Frances Klein passed away at 3 p.m. Friday, September 9, at the Acute Care Unit of the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center.

Funeral services were held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Grundy Center on Monday, September 12 at 10:30 a.m. Father Donald D. Weydert, Father Justin A. Kress and Father Paul J. Grace officiated. Gerald Hoffman was the soloist and Mrs. Jack Stumberg was the organist.

Scripture services were held Sunday evening at 8 p.m. at the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center.

Casket bearers were L. C. Pike, Darrell Shuey, Dean Shuey, Bill Ragsdale, Tim Ralston and Don Rouse.

Donald Coleman and Wallace Norman served as ushers. Mrs. Paul Buck and Mrs. John Kramer were in charge of floral arrangements.

Burial was in Sacred Heart Church Cemetery at Grundy Center. Relatives and friends were invited to return to the church following the committal service for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshment.

Mrs. Klein was born on January 31, 1896 at Champaign, IL, the daughter of Charles and Emma Bausch. She attained the age of 87 years, seven months and eight days. She came to Iowa as a young girl and was adopted by the family of Goke Poppens at Grundy Center.

On November 23, 1915 at Grundy Center, she was united in marriage to Theodore Klein. After their marriage they lived by Stout until 1934 and then they moved to the Grundy Center area where they lived until 1943. They then made their home in Grundy Center. Her husband passed away September 22, 1947.

After the death of her husband, she continued to live in Grundy Center and in 1954 she became the housekeeper for Father Kress and later was housekeeper for Father Wydert in Grundy Center and in the communities of Andrew, Newhall, Cascade and Ryan. She came back to Grundy Center in January of 1983 and on February 10 she became a resident of the Long Term Care Unit at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital.

She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic church in Grundy Center, the Rosary Society, Church Choir, the Catholic Daughters of America and the Legion Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter, Anna Louise, in 1947, four sisters and one brother.

She is survived by one son, George Klein of Elkader; two daughters, Mrs. John (Johanna) Katzer of Conrad and Mrs. Roger (Ada) Mooty of Grundy Center; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established. The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home of Grundy Center was in charge of arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 September 1983, pg 3


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