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“Virginia,Joe,Karen,Tom You have my deepest sympathy. I don't get back to Dunlap very often, but I always looked forward to seeing Virginia & Jerry...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Katie (Assmann) Cruse - Omaha, NE

“Deepest sympathy. I will miss that twinkle in the eye and contagious smile. He leaves a legacy of a wonderful. Prayers and peace. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Marti Cogdill Rose - Dunlap, IA

“Jerry and his the family always treated me like I was one of their's. He "rescued" us off the terraces @ the dam during a snowy sledding weekend...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Peggy Houston - St Louis, MO

“To the Family - Sincere condolences are extended at this difficult time.Bill and Diana HutchesongT bp ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Bill @ Diana Hutcheson - Woodbine, IA

“Virginia, Joe, Karen, Tom and All the Family. My Deepest Sympathy! I always felt that Jerry was a much closer Relative to me than we actually are....Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Mark A. Bissen - Dunlap, IA

“So sorry for your loss. Jerry always had a smile on his face. He will be missed. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Andy & Carol Gall - Dunlap, IA

“Dear Judy and Larry and Karen and Tom...Jerry will be missed. We wonder if they have Euchre and Blackjack in Heaven? ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Darrell and Elizabeth Mahlberg - IA

“Karen, Tom & Family:Sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.God's Blessings ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Jerry Boger - Denison, IA

“Virginia, my heart goes out to you. You and Jerry were best friends. Jerry was always so nice and supportive of you and the kids. He will be misses....Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Sharon Gorden - Dow City, IA

“So Very, Very Sorry Tom & Mary We're Thinking Of YOU All. Prayers, Love & Hugs ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Patty & Tom Niedermyer NIEDERMYER

“Dear Klein family. You have my deepest sympathy. Jerry was a great person whom I had a lot of respect for. I always enjoyed bailing hay for him...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Byron Hartwig - Battle Creek, IA

“So sorry to hear this. I always loved helping on your farm and the way Jerry always liked to joke around and he had such an awesome laugh! He was...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: John Sturgill - Friend

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Gerald Hubert Klein was born December 7, 1932, to Raymond and Marie (Jacoby) Klein in Earling, Iowa. He was raised near Earling and attended school at St. Joseph's Catholic School. Jerry proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1953 – 1955. He then served in the Army Reserves from 1955 – 1963 attaining the rank of corporal. Jerry married Virginia Hanigan on April 23, 1955, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dunlap. The couple farmed near Dunlap their entire married life.

Jerry was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He served on the Dunlap Co-Op Board, the Four County Fair Board, and on the Crawford County Extension Board. Jerry loved all aspects of farming, but he particularly loved spending time with his family.

Jerry died November 11, 2016, at Dunlap Specialty Care at the age of 83 years, 11 months, and four days.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Klein; and two sisters-in-law, Betty and Sharon Klein. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Klein of Dunlap, IA; three children, Joe (Jane) Klein of Harlan, IA, Karen (Tom) Staley of Charter Oak, IA, Tom (Mary) Klein of Dunlap, IA; 10 grandchildren, Joseph, Jared, James, Charlotte and Clare Klein, Kelli (Mike) Cameron, Jeni (Mike) Martens, Trisha (Ben) McIntosh, and Amy and Chad Klein; five great grandchildren, Tyler and Blake Cameron, Lane and Landry Martens, and Jack McIntosh; nine siblings, Frances "Fritz" (Phyllis) Klein of Dunlap, IA, Neil Klein of Omaha, NE, Marvin (Dolores) Klein and Duane "Dewey" Klein all of Dunlap, IA, Sharon (Kenneth) Livingston of Denison, IA, Robert "Bob" (Fran) Klein of Dunlap, IA, Janet (Ronald) Seeley of Brookings, SD, Linda Struck of West Des Moines, IA, Judy (Larry) Leinen of Denison, IA; and many other relatives and friends.