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Robert Klein

January 27, 2019
Estherville News

Funeral service for Robert Klein, 87, of Estherville, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Estherville with Pastor Thomas Marth officiant, and Pastor Doug Burton, eulogist. Interment will be at East Side Cemetery, Estherville, with military rites by VFW Post 3388 and American Legion Post 91, both of Estherville. He passed away surrounded by family at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville on Jan. 25, 2019

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville.

Robert Eugene Klein was born in Estherville, Iowa on Nov. 17, 1931, to Henry and Augusta (Ziemer) Klein.

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Bob graduated from Estherville High School in 1950. In 1951, he entered in to the US Army and obtained rank of Corporal. He served in Korean Conflict and returned home in 1953. He was united in marriage to Alma Hockett on June 6, 1954. The couple raised their family on a farm in Emmet County. Bob also worked at Morrell's for several years. Alma passed away in 1991. Bob married Nona Lair on July 26, 1992.

Bob was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Estherville, where he was the Evangelism Chairman for many years. He was a member and Post Commander of the American Legion Post 91 and a member of the VFW Post 3388. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and always looked forward to gathering with family and friends.

Bob is survived by his wife Nona Klein of Estherville; his children Dan (MartyCae) Klein and daughter Kelli Ann; Steve (Cindy) Klein and their children Jonathan, Lauren (Eugene), and their child Gabriel Gilstrap; Barbara (Jerome) Schacherer and their children Amy (Stu) Petersen and their children Wyatt and Luke; Brett Schacherer and Amber (Lee) Bates; Linda (Bill) Theisen and children Garrett and Gannon Olson.

Bob is also survived by Nona's children: Mark (Tanna) Lair and their children Mark II (Rowaida) Lair and their children Mima, Mark III, and Ella; and Savanna Lair. Russel (Tammy) Lair and their children, Martha (David) Green and their children Charlie and Jack; Wayne (Emili) Lair, Emily and Rebecca Lair. Larry (Pam) Lair and their children Amy (Scott) McCallon and their children Tyler, Teagan and Tayce; Joel (Leah) Lair and their children Mason and Tate; and Gina Lina. Scott (Lisa) Lair and their children Kyle, Kirk and Kendra. Joy (Gene) Iverson and their children Russell (Tessa) and Joshua, and Judy (Keith) Siemers and their son Rylan; and brother-in-law Harold Hockett of Colorado.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Alma, his brother and sister-in-law, Loren and Maxine Klein, and his sister and brother-in-law Arlene and George Weir.

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