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Charles W. Klein
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Birth: Dec. 17, 1924
Tazewell County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 29, 2009
Tazewell County
Illinois, USA

PEKIN, IL ~ Charles W. Klein, 84, of 119 Edds Avenue, passed away at 2:35 p.m., Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at Pekin Hospital surrounded by his family.

Born December 17, 1924 in Pekin to Norman and Fannie (Perkins) Klein, he married Norma Thomas on April 21, 1951 in Pekin. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Michael Klein of Pekin; two daughters, Karen Chance of Pekin and Barbara (Guy) Mussey of Fredericksburg, Virginia; four granddaughters, Nicole (Cody) Reese, Alicia Chance, both of Pekin, Kristin Mussey and Lauren Mussey, both of Fredericksburg; two brothers, Harold (June) Klein of Fulton, Kentucky and Ronald Klein of Pensacola, Florida and one sister, Evelyn Vest of Pekin.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

He was a World War II Navy veteran, serving aboard a minesweeper, the USS Token 165, in the South Pacific. A member of the Naval Minewarfare Association, he enjoyed keeping in touch with his shipmates be e-mail. Charles was a member of William Schaefer American Legion Post 44 and the Illinois Sheriffs' Association.

Charles worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 33 years, retiring in 1980 as a trouble shooter on the assembly line.

He was a St. Louis Cardinals fan and a Chicago Bears fan. He also enjoyed fishing.

He was of the Christian faith.

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 1, 2009 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Timothy Collard will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the funeral at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin, with military rites provided by the United States Navy and Glasford American Legion Post #35.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 Taps Lane, Pekin, IL 61554.
Family links: 
  Norman Ralph Klein (1900 - 1939)
  Charles W. Klein (1924 - 2009)
  Clara Mae Klein (1927 - 1927)*
  Lois Jean Klein Sours (1928 - 2000)*
*Calculated relationship
Glendale Memorial Gardens
Tazewell County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Aug 07, 2009
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Charles W. Klein
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Charles W. Klein
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