Vivian Klein

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Vivian M. Klein, 79, of Oelwein, died on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, at Mercy Hospital in Oelwein following a long illness. She was born on February 28, 1931, in Delaware County, the daughter of Oscar Theodore Emmanuel and Mable (Airhart) Hakanson. She graduated from high school in Manchester, Iowa, with the Class of 1948 and then, completed a bachelor's degree in business education from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. On Aug. 20, 1954, she and Alvin LaVerne Klein were married in Manchester. He preceded her in death in 2008. Klein taught business education and English in the Greeley and Lamont, high schools. She retired from teaching in 1958. Klein is survived by two daughters: Julie Klein of Decorah and JoAnne (James) Traut of Winthrop Harbor, Ill., and one son, Dr. Jon (Lisa Roudebush) Klein of Indianapolis, Ind. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents. Klein's ashes will be buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery at a later date. White Funeral Home of Independence is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Aug. 6 to Aug. 9, 2010