JOSEPH J. KLEN, SR. MESA, AZ Joseph J. Klen, Sr., 79, formerly of Hammond, IN. passed away August 9, 2014 in Mesa, Arizona. Born September 14, 1934 in Slovakia, Joe was a Mill Mechanic at Inland Steel in East Chicago, and a 4th degree Knight of Columbus, honorary member. He will be greatly missed by his three children: Joe, Jr. and his wife Judy of Hoffman Estates, IL, Monica Klen-Wagner of Springfield, IL, Tim and his wife Laura of Mesa, AZ; eight grandchildren; and his sister Bernice Kontrik of Whiting, IN. Joe was preceded in death by his wife Clara, of 54 years, in November 2011. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 14, 2014 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Scottsdale. Joe and Clara will be buried together at Paradise Memorial Gardens, Scottsdale, AZ at a future date. Memorial contributions may be made to Knights of Columbus, Rodd Mas, Financial Secretary, P.O. Box 1207, Scottsdale AZ 85252. Arrangements entrusted to Messinger Indian School Mortuary, Scottsdale, AZ.
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Published in The Times on Aug. 14, 2014