Malcolm F. Klein, 68, of Remsen, died Thursday, May 3, 2012, at his home in Remsen.
Malcolm was born June 15, 1943, the son of Elmer Sr. and Melinda (Plathe) Klein. Malcolm was one of 16 children. He was raised and educated in Remsen. He attended St. Mary's Catholic School in Remsen.
He entered the U.S. Army on Aug. 26, 1963, and served until 1965. He then was transferred to the U.S. Army Reserve and served until Aug. 25, 1969, when he was honorably discharged.
On May 11, 1968, he married Cathleen Reuter at Remsen. Malcolm worked in the family business, Klein Shelling and Trucking. He then moved to San Jose, Calif., and worked at Ford Motor Company as a welder.
Survivors include his two daughters, Tamie Britt, and her children Nicholle, Aaron and Anna, all of Le Mars, and Lisa (Mark) Harpenau, and their children, Henri, Seth and Olivia, all of Ankeny; seven sisters, Carol (Don) Ruba, of Remsen, Nancy (Rick) Loehr, of Enid, Okla., Suzie (Al) Vaske, of Remsen, Elaine (Fred) Jungers, of Sheldon, Marlys Ohlendorf, of Remsen, Marilyn Treinen, of Remsen, Norma Klein, of Stafford, Texas; two brothers, Alan (Lorelie) Klein and Chuck (Joan) Klein, both of Remsen; four sisters-in-law, Jan Klein and Marlene Klein, both of Remsen and Gerianne (George) Olson, of Sioux City, and Debbie Klein, of San Francisco, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mavis Kunkel and Alice Klein; four brothers, Elmer Jr., Dennis, Don and Tom Klein; and two brothers-in-law, Don Kunkel and Fred Treinen.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen, with the Rev. William McCarthy officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Remsen. Graveside military honors will be conducted by VFW Post 3328 and American Legion Post 220 of Remsen. Visitation will be anytime after 9 a.m. until service time Thursday at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. There will also be a memorial mass for Malcolm at St. Catherine's Church in Oyens at 1:30 p.m. Friday followed by a luncheon at St. Mary's High School Cafeteria in Remsen.
Casket bearers will be Aaron Britt, Chad and Ryan Ohlendorf, Glen Kunkel, Ken and Ben Klein. Honorary bearers will be Kevin Mouser, Max Trienen, Dave Poeckes and Mike Klein.
Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.