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D. Michael Klein

AGE: 87 • Newark

Passed away on June 21, 2016 at the Millcroft Nursing Home.

Mike was born in Sioux Falls, SD, the son of the late Angela (Hartwell) and Jacob Herbert Klein. He received his Masters Degree from Rose Poly Technical Institute and worked as a chemical engineer for over 40 years for the DuPont Company. Mike also was a member of the Naval Reserve. Mike always fondly remembered his childhood in the Midwest, recalling details that delighted him about family, friends, and even tornadoes. He was always the personality in the room. Observant, sharp, wise, giving, and compassionate, Mike could always move the group to smile big, to laugh hard, and to think deep, whether present or being fondly remembered.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Ann Kappel.

After 64 years of marriage, Mike remained a devoted husband to Nancy Tully Klein, telling her in one of his final days that they were meant to be together. He is also survived by their daughters, Mary An Love and her husband, Bill of Bear and Ann Louise Klein of Clarksboro, NJ; theri sons and their spouses, Michael T. and Elizabeth Klein of The Villages, FL and Patrick K. and Annette Klein of Philadelphia, PA; grandchildren, Michael (Heather), Jessica, Jennifer (David), Michael, Jr., Lisa, Patrick, Lea, Zachary, Nicholas, William (Katie) and Christine; his great-grandchildren, Brianna, Alyssa and Riley; his sister, Claire Pedersen and her husband, Kaare of St. Louis, MO and many nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 27, 2016 at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin at 10:30 AM, where friends may call after 9:30 AM. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 185 Salem Church Road, Newark, DE 19713. Condolences may be made at Mealeyfuneralhomes.com. (302) 652-5913
Published in The News Journal from June 24 to June 26, 2016
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