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Klein, Richard (“Dick”) Harold (1942 - 2023)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 1/8/2023 at 15:16:11

Name of deceased: Richard (“Dick”) Harold Klein

Aged: 80 yrs, 1 mo, 29 days

Residence: Earling, Shelby County, IA

Born: Nov. 3, 1942; Shelby County, IA

Died: Jan. 1, 2023; Myrtue Medical Center, Harlan, Shelby County, IA

Funeral services: Mass of Christian Burial: Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Earling, IA; burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Earling, IA

Survived by: Wife, Julie Klein of Earling, IA; children, Jim (spouse, Diane) Klein of Earling, IA, Jan (spouse, Leo) Schwery of Earling, IA, Todd (spouse, Jodi) Klein of Omaha, NE, Tami (spouse, Scott) Tomsu of Omaha, NE, and Melissa Niles of Omaha, NE;15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings, Donald (spouse, JoEllen) Klein of Dunlap, IA, and Charles (spouse, Marie) Klein of Earling, IA; sister-in-law, Maxine Klein of Audubon, IA; nieces; nephews; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Alfons and Marcella Klein; daughter, Jackie Ann; son, Greg Robert; siblings, Rosemary Koppold, Bernard Klein, and Alfons Paul Klein

Education: Attended St. Joseph Catholic School, Earling, IA and graduated with the Class of 1960. He continued on to the Universal Technical Institute, Omaha, NE for 1 year to become an electrician.

Religious affiliation: Catholic

Military service: no information provided

Marriage: Julie Koesters; 1962; location not provided

Employment: Self-employed and started his business, Klein Refrigeration and Electric. After first being a residential electrician, he also sold and repaired appliances; later, he expanded his expertise in HVAC as part of his business. Later, in the 1980s, Dick and Julie purchased rental properties in Omaha and enjoyed working on them together on the weekends. Dick sold his electrical business in 2002 and then went to work for Nebraska Furniture Mart for 10 years. He retired fully in 2014.

Hobbies/Interests: Enjoyed fishing trips with friends, golfing, road-trips with family and day trips with Julie; loved to garden, cook and grill food, and do yard work. Was a handyman and could figure out how to fix almost anything.

Sources: KJAN.com; pauleyjones.com


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