Dorothy R. Klein


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Updated: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:35:06 CST

Sutton resident Dorothy R. Klein, 81, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the Sutton Community Home in Sutton, NE surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Federated Church in Sutton, NE with Rev. Harry Cross officiating. Interment will follow at the Sutton Cemetery in Sutton, NE. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., with the family present from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton, NE.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be designated at a later date.

Dorothy R. (Gilmore) Klein was born on June 23, 1932, in Sutton, NE to Oliver Paul and Mary Bessie (Pruitt) Gilmore. She attended Sutton Public Schools where she also graduated in May 1950. She attended Hastings College and taught at Spring Ranch District 3 in Clay County.

On October 7, 1951, she was united in marriage at her parents’ home to Milton Fredrick Klein. This union was blessed with three children; Larry Eugene Klein, Shari Ann Keller and Lyle Allen Klein. They lived on the Gilmore farm until 1988 when they retired and moved into Sutton. Dorothy and Milton had just celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary when Milton passed away on October 23, 2005. Dorothy & Milton loved to dance, especially the Polka and spent many Sunday afternoons dancing and were blessed with acquiring many friends far and wide.

She is survived by her children, Larry and his wife Joyce of Sutton, NE; Shari and her husband Ron Keller of Bellevue, NE; and Lyle of Grand Island, NE; grandchildren, Jesse Klein of Sutton, NE; Teri (Klein) Aspegren and husband Jarrod of Sutton, NE; Timothy Keller and wife Jamie of Papillion, NE; Lisa (Keller) Post and husband Ryan of Springfield, NE; and great-grandchildren, Kali and Conner Aspegren. One of her greatest joys was her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren!

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Milton; brother, Eugene; and sister, Gladys.