Tues. Oct. 2, 1979
Services for Katie Elizabeth Klein, 84, of Rexburg, who died Saturday at Madison Memorial Hospital of causes incident to age, will be conducted Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Community Presbyterian Church in St. Anthony by Rev. Michael Shaw. Burial will be in the Wilford Cemetery.
She was born Jan. 6, 1895, in Gnadendorf, Russia, a daughter of John and Kathryn Margaret Walters Hetze. She lived in Russia until she was 10 years old and then sailed from Bremmen, Germany, to the United States with her parents, two brothers and two sisters.
They lived at Saginaw, Mich., then moved to Deer Field, Kan., where her father worked in the sugar beets then came westward and settled in Sugar City where her father worked for the sugar factory.
She married John Klein, Nov. 23, 1913, at Sugar City. They farmed in the area and her husband worked in the sugar factory. In 1919 they pruchased a farm at Wilford and raised their family there. Her husband died Dec. 9, 1953.
She moved to St. Anthony in 1955 where she lived until April when she moved to the Golden Living Center in Rexburg.
She was a member of the Community Church Presbyterian in St. Anthony.
Surviving are children, Mrs. Lester (Lydia) Hughes and Elmer Klein, both of Teton, Mrs. Bill (Ruby) Bowersox of Drummond, Alfred, Harry, Edward, and William Harvey Klein, all of Wilford; brothers Fred Hetze and William Hetze both of Los Angeles; sister, Christine Pagel of Tacoma, Wash.; 22 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. One son preceded her in death.