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Charles Michael Klein

May 25, 1954 — August 22, 2018

Charles Michael Klein, 64, of Remsen, IA, died Wednesday, August 22, 2018 surrounded by his family in LeMars, IA.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen with Father William McCarthy officiating and Deacon Rick Roder assisting.  Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Remsen, IA.  Visitation with family present will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday.  There will be a parish rosary and vigil prayer service all at 5  p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen. Visitation will resume 1 hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.

Chuck was born May 25, 1954, the son of Elmer Sr. and Melinda (Plathe) Klein. Chuck was one of 16 children. He was raised and educated in Remsen. He attended St. Mary's Catholic School in Remsen and Northwest Community College for electrical and refrigeration. 

On November 8, 1975, he married Joan Reichling at Oyens. Chuck worked in the family business, Klein Shelling and Trucking, farmed for about 14 years, drove truck, worked for Wells Dairy, and most recently Dean Foods in LeMars. 

Chuck enjoyed spending time with family, fishing, bowling, listening to music, playing solitaire, and was a passionate Trump supporter. #MAGA. Chuck was a hard worker, tried to find humor in things and was an idea man. 

Survivors include his wife, Joan (Reichling) of Remsen; his six children, Brian and Jen (Meyer) Klein, of Minneapolis, MN., Kevin and Melanie (Wurth) Klein, of Remsen, Keri and Alejandro “AJ” Astidias, of Remsen, Kristin Dohse of Omaha, NE., Ben and Kendra (Weiler) Klein, of Remsen, and Julie and Tom Eakin of Jefferson, SD.; 17 grandchildren; seven sisters, Carol (Don) Ruba, of Remsen, Nancy (Rick) Loehr, of Chillicothe, MO, Susie Vaske, of Remsen, Elaine (Fred) Jungers, of Sheldon, IA, Marlys Ohlendorf, of Remsen, Marilyn Treinen, of Remsen, Norma Klein, of Houston, TX; one brother, Alan (Lorelei) Klein, of Remsen; sisters-in-law, Jan Klein of LeMars, IA, Marlene Klein, of Remsen and Gerianne (George) Olson, of Sioux City, IA, Debbie Klein, of San Francisco, CA, Diane (Pat) McGranahan, of Omaha, NE, Jan Brown, of Highlands Ranch, CO, Cheryl (Lee) Colvin of Tampa, FL. And one brother in-law Dennis (Janelle) Reichling, of Omaha, NE; numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Ayden, father in-law and mother in-law, Leonard and Mary Reichling, two sisters, Mavis Kunkel and Alice Klein; five brothers, Elmer Jr., Dennis, Don, Tom and Malcolm Klein; and three brothers-in-law, Don Kunkel, Fred Treinen and Al Vaske. 

Casket bearers will be, Brad, Kenny, Tim and Steve Klein, Ryan Ohlendorf and Mike Ruba.
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, August 26, 2018

4:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church

121 E 4th St, Remsen, IA 51050

Visitation with family present will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday. There will be a parish rosary and vigil prayer service all at 5 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen. Visitation will resume 1 hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.

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