- March 10, 1947 - December 14, 2012
- Hoople, North Dakota
of Thomas' Passing
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“was thinking about you dad and wanted to say hi I miss spending time with you
1 of 11 | Posted by: tina - saint cloud, MN - daughter
“Happy Birthday Dad not a day goes by that i dont think about you,i just wish we could of had more time i will cherish the last months of your life...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: tina - st cloud, MN - daughter
“We will miss you...
"Off we go into the wild blue yonder,
Climbing high into the sun;
Here they come zooming to meet our thunder,
At 'em...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Anonymous
“Susie ,Tina, Pam & family Uncle Tom will be missed ,especially him giving me the middle finger and cussing at me & giving me a hard time. Tom is in...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Gina Thompson - Sauk Rapids, MN
“To the family,
may your dad be taken from this earth to no longer have you n himself suffering the disease he battled for to long after being a...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: carrie petron - little falls, MN
“Pam,Tina & Family,We are so sorry to hear of Tom's Passing.
I'm sure your dad is playing cards with Uncle Mark ,Grandma & Grandpa,Drinking egg...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Keith & June Mueller - Watertown, MN
“dad i really miss and love u so much some day we will see each other again till then enjoy ur time with grandma,grandpa, and uncle mark!!!
7 of 11 | Posted by: pam - daughter
“Prayers and Hugs to all of Tom's Family.
8 of 11 | Posted by: Jo Alene (Gilbertson) Glinnon - MN
“Tina and Family ...My heart felt sympathy's to all of you ...May God Speed and time quickly help heal your broken hearts ....:(
Tina : ...
I said...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Margaret Serbus - New London, MN
“Dad,i'm writing you to tell you that its gonna be okay wherever you decide to lay your head i'll be with you someday.i want you to know it brings me...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: tina klein - saint cloud, MN
“Pam, Tina and the rest of the Klein family- Thinging and sending prayers your way during this difficult time.
11 of 11 | Posted by: Donna - Little Falls, MN
Thomas R. Klein, age 65 of Hoople, North Dakota, formerly of Sauk Centre, Minnesota died peacefully surrounded by his family Friday, December 14, 2012 at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls, Minnesota after a battle with cancer.
A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, December 28 at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre. Rev. Todd Schneider will officiate. Inurnment will follow in St. Paul's Cemetery with military honors provided by the Sauk Centre United Veterans Honor Guard.
Visitation will be at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Thomas Richard Klein was born March 10, 1947 in Melrose, Minnesota to John, Jr. and LaVonne (Wildman) Klein. He was a 1965 graduate of Sauk Centre High School. He married Okchu "Candy" Kang on November 7, 1968 and they later divorced. On June 5, 1998 he married Evonne Jenson and they later divorced.
He served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1965 until his retirement from active duty on September 1, 1985. He was stationed in Korea, North Dakota, Louisiana, Germany, and Montana, with his favorite being in Montana. After his retirement he resided in Hoople, North Dakota and he was employed by Motor Coach Industries, Inc. in Pembina, North Dakota.
He was an avid deer hunter as a young man and enjoyed watching the Minnesota Vikings, NASCAR, country music, watching western movies and had a passion for animals, especially horses and dogs. He was a former member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Sauk Centre and a lifetime member of VFW Post 3817 in East Grand Forks, Minnesota and American Legion Post 500 in Fargo, North Dakota.
Survivors include three daughters, Suzanne Klein (Rose) of Cincinnati, Ohio, Tina Klein (Lee Lodermeier) of St. Cloud and Pamala Klein (Lonnie Rodeski) of Little Falls; step-daughter, Faye Ask (Gary) of North Dakota; six grandchildren, Jessica, Erik, Olivia, Jonathan, Shayla and Jordana; brothers and sisters, Dan (Char) Klein of Ramsey, Barb (Dave) Wiegers of Monticello, Sharon Klein of Shakopee, Michael "Mickey" Klein of Sauk Centre, Judy (Joe) Deters of Sauk Centre, David (Bonnie) Klein of Shakopee and Janelle (Scott) Polipnick of Sauk Centre.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Mark Klein.
Urn bearer will be Sharon Klein. Honorary bearers will be his nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.