Mr. Thomas (Tom) A. Klein, a native of Manitowoc, WI and a resident of Montgomery, AL, died Wednesday evening, April 16, 2014 at home.
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Thomas was born March 7, 1942 in Manitowoc, WI son of the late Alvin and Johanna (Van Serke) Klein. He graduated in 1960 from Lincoln High School. Thomas joined the United States Army in 1960 and served until 1964 when honorably discharged. He married Geraldine (Geri) Joy Stone on November 7, 1964. He was an Industrial Engineer with welding as his skill for most of his life. He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and was a devout adorer of Montgomery Area Perpetual Adoration Chapel at Our Lady Queen of Mercy for many years. He was a faithful, witty, and mostly loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend of many who will be sincerely missed.
In addition to his parents, Thomas is predeceased by his wife Geraldine (Geri) Klein of Montgomery, AL, a brother Armyn Klein of Daphne, AL, and a sister Sandra Bennin of Sheboygan, WI.
Thomas is survived by his and Geri's four children. Two sons, Michael Klein (Ann) of Murphy, NC and Mark Klein (Karen) of Prattville, AL. Two daughters, Michelle Klein of Montgomery, AL and Melissa Klein of Montgomery, AL. A sister, Susie Smith (Donald) of Sheboygan, WI. A brother, John Klein (Joyce) of Manitowoc, WI. Four granddaughters, Allyssa Klein, Morgan Klein, Megan Lovell (Colton), Kylie Klein. Three great-grandsons, Jackson Carter Lathan, Braydon Lovell, and Carson Lovell.
A memorial mass of Christian burial will be Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11:00am at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 8570 Vaughn Road, Montgomery, AL 36117. Family and friends will be received by his family from 10:00am to 11:00am in the vestibule of the church prior to liturgy. Reverend Phillip A. McKenna will officiate mass and graveside services. Graveside burial of his cremains will follow mass at Alabama Heritage Cemetery and will include Military Honors.
The Klein family would like to thank the following organizations for their exceptional care and consideration given to their father through his illness. Montgomery Cancer Center (Dr. R. Avery), Montgomery Radiology (Dr. Franklin), Dr. Joel Bolen, Baptist Hospital East ICU doctors, nurses, and staff, and finally Baptist Hospice who were tremendous in not only assisting our father but our family. Thank you all!
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for monetary donations to be made in the name of Thomas A. Klein to the Montgomery Area Perpetual Adoration Chapel located at Our Lady Queen of Mercy, 4421 Narrow Lane Road, Montgomery, AL 36116 or call (334) 288-2850.
For online condolences visit www.alabamaheritagefh.com.
Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on Apr. 23, 2014