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Elmer J Klein

March 13, 1934 — August 19, 2022

Elmer J Klein


Elmer J. Klein age 88, of Wichita, Kansas died Friday, August 19, 2022, at the Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita, Kansas.

He was born March 13, 1934, at Pfeifer, Kansas to Adam and Magdalena (Breit) Klein. He married Lila Mae (Sander) on April 18, 1953, at Victoria, Kansas. She preceded him in death on September 15, 2019.

Elmer worked at Boeing for 33 years and retired in 1991. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Wichita, Kansas and a Knights of Columbus member. He grew up in Pfeifer, Kansas, attended the Pfeifer Grade School and was a graduate of Schoenchen High School. Elmer and Lila loved traveling around the country after he retired. One of his favorite pastimes was watching K State and K U games as well as K C Royals and K C Chiefs.

Survivors include his sons, Ronald Klein and Randall Klein, both of Wichita, KS; his daughters, Joan Green, Cindy Reyes, Roseanne Klein, Gaylee Aipperspach and husband Alan, all of Wichita, KS; his sister, Josepha Dome, Hays, KS; his 12 grandchildren; and his 18 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; his brothers, Sylvester; Sylvanius; Alvin "Pinky"; Victor; and his sisters, Irene Jacobs and Helen Dome.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, August 25, 2022, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Pfeifer, Kansas with Father James Moster O.F.M. Cap. officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Pfeifer, Kansas.

A vigil service and rosary will be at 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, at Clines-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601.

Visitation is from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, at Clines-Keithley Mortuary of Hays and from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. Thursday, at Holy Cross Catholic Church.

The family Suggests memorials made payable to: Holy Cross Charities Inc. in care of the mortuary.

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