Patricia Ann Klein, 45, of Omaha, Neb., and formerly of Alton, died unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at her home in Omaha.
Patricia Ann Klein was born Nov. 24, 1963, at Le Mars, the daughter of Oscar and Marie (Freking) Klein. Patricia was baptized at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton. She was raised on the family farm, southeast of Alton. She attended St. Mary's Elementary School in Alton, and graduated from Spalding Catholic High School in Granville in 1982. She graduated in 1986 from Viterbo College in LaCrosse, Wis., where she majored in psychology with emphasis in human services.
She enjoyed reading, playing the piano, and singing.
She had been employed in Sioux City and currently in Omaha.
Survivors include her parents, Oscar and Marie Klein of Alton; five brothers, Mark and his wife Jolene Klein of Wakefield, Neb., Mike Klein of Denver, N.C., Steve Klein of Frisco, Texas, Dan and his wife Wendy Klein of Sioux Falls, S.D., Kevin Klein of New York City, N.Y.; one sister, Rose Klein of Le Mars; and nieces and nephews: Eric, Aaron, Stephanie, Ryan, Ben, Joshua, Marcus and Rebecca Klein.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Clem and Edna Freking and Paternal grandparents William and Clara Klein.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Alton with the Rev. Doug Klein and the Rev. Paul Eisele officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Alton. Friends may call after 4 p.m. on Wednesday. There will be a rosary at 5 p.m., and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m. all at the St. Mary Catholic Church in Alton. The Fisch Funeral Home of Remsen is in charge of arrangements.
Casketbearers will be Eric, Aaron, Stephanie, Ryan, Joshua and Marcus Klein.