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Christof Klein Obituary
Christof Klein Athens Christof Klein, 90, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at Bronson Battle Creek. He was born November 22, 1922 in Athens to Christof and Wilhelmina (Bauerle) Klein. Christof graduated from Athens High School and served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He was a machinist for Clark Equipment Company for 33 years, retiring in 1975. Christof enjoyed woodworking, camping and fishing and was a longtime member of the AFL-CIO. He married Phyllis Smith on March 7,1942, She died August 21, 2009. Surviving are daughters, Janet (Earl) Kincaid of Ceresco and Christine (Jerome Klopfenstein) Klein of Battle Creek; sister, Margaret Swartz of East Leroy; brother, Franklin (Neisha) Klein of East Leroy; two granddaughters, four grandsons and 10 great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters. Services, with military honors, will take place 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 26, 2013 at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta. Memorials may go to Lifespan-Good Samaritan Hospice Care. The family is being served by Shaw Funeral Home.

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Apr. 24, 2013
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