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KLEIN, Frank J. Age 65, of Miamisburg, OH, passed away, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Kettering Medical Center. He was born in Dayton, OH, on September 1, 1954, to the late, Mary H. (Hitchens) and Carl A. Klein. Frank started his career in 1973, at Shook Construction Company in Moraine, as the company's very first Co-Op student while attending the University of Cincinnati. Always leaning into every role he was asked to fill at Shook, Frank quickly rose through the ranks, leading major projects, then major business units, serving as President & CEO, and eventually retiring as Chairman of the Board of Directors at the end of 2019. Frank's passion was the Water Resources side of the company's business. He was well-experienced having led the construction of literally hundreds of millions of dollars in major wastewater projects over the course of his stellar 46 year career. Frank had great respect and admiration for his work family at Shook Construction. Additionally, he served on the boards of Central State University and the Dayton Humane Society. Frank is survived by his wife of 34 years, Lisa L. (Lewis) Klein; his son and daughter-in-law, Jack & Stefanie Klein; his brother, Albert (Susan) Klein; his sister, Mary (Jay) Killingbeck; several nieces and nephews. Due to COVID-19 Services are Private for the Family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Greater Dayton Humane Society. Dalton Funeral Home, Germantown, serving the family. Please share condolences at

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Published in Dayton Daily News on Aug. 2, 2020.
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August 4, 2020
shaton mclaurin
August 3, 2020
Frank was such a nice guy. I remember him as our next door neighbor and older brother of my good childhood friend Mary Anne. He smiled often and was handy with tools, much like his father. I’m so sorry about your loss, Frank will be in our prayers.
Joe Wright
August 3, 2020
Dear Lisa, Jack, Stefanie, Mary and Jay - with you in spirit today and sending love, light, and hugs. Frank touched so many lives and contributed in a positive way to society and the community. He will be deeply missed.
Love from Florida,
Molly, Dylan and Justin
Molly Williams
August 3, 2020
We moved into our house behind the Klein’s when I was 5 yrs old and Frank and I became instant best friends. Lots of great memories with Frank riding mini bikes, sitting around eating his mom’s homemade popsicles and learning how to build almost anything from his dad.
Bob Wright
August 2, 2020
In high school I used to ride my bike from home near Stroop and Wilmington Pike to Frank's house on David Road, on the south side about halfway down the big hill starting at Mad River and ending near Walther Park. We would take turns riding his mini bike around the property. The house isn't there any more but the great memories of Frank's friendship remain. I haven't seen him for several decades and was saddened to read he retired at the end of 2019 but was unable to enjoy retirement, as I'm sure he was looking forward to it. RIP, my friend.
Craig Braunschweiger
August 2, 2020
Chris and I are so sorry to hear of Frank's passing. It has left a hole in our hearts. We will always remember him as a friendly, kind and generous man. When we think of Frank we are reminded of his passion for his woodworking, cars and his love for animals. We know how much he loved you and Jack and we are grateful for his love for Stefanie.
May the Lord grant all of you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Chris & Sherri Edwards
August 2, 2020
Lisa, I am stunned to learn of Frank's passing. I feel real sorrow for your loss and wish you as much comfort as possible as you grieve.
mike frisby
August 2, 2020
Dear Lisa, I’m so very sorry to read of Frank’s passing. I know how much my parents loved and cherished their relationship with the both of you. Thoughts and prayers...
Chris Bendel
August 1, 2020
Lisa, Jack & Stefanie: We are so sad for the loss of a wonderful husband & father. We are thinking of you & keeping you in our prayers.
Ken & Kathy Herr
July 31, 2020
Dear Lisa and Jack: I am saddened to hear of your loss. Frank's smile and humor always made me smile. His generous nature is a trait that made him so special. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. With love, Ciel
Ciel Klein
July 31, 2020
One of the best! I worked with Frank at Shook for the past 24 years. We had many discussion about books, pets and travels. He will be greatly missed but I know he will be at peace finally he fought a long battle. Rest in Peace Frank. To Lisa, Jack and Stephanie my prayers are with you all as you navigate through your loss.
Susie Hoover
July 30, 2020
My wife Lauren and I extend our deepest condolences on the loss of Frank. I know Frank because I consider his son Jack one of my closest friends. I only met Frank once when he was in town with Jack but I still remember it well because of the type of personality Frank had and the dynamic between Jack and his father. Frank had a profound impact from his life's work both at the construction company which he worked and at home with his family. He will be missed but always fondly remembered.
Michael Seeger
July 30, 2020
Lisa and Jack ~ We are so sorry to hear of Frank's passing. I still cannot look at the house across the street without remembering all the years the boys were growing up - and that silly macaw in the apartment next door that used to imitate their voices and make them think one of them was calling the other one from across the street. We would certainly have been at the funeral if it weren't for COVID-19 and so would Graham. He was going to come up from Texas. Hope it will not be long before we can actually visit. Thinking of you!
Claudia Watson
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