Valerie M. Klein, age 74, of Nevada, died at her home on Tuesday, March 29, 2016.
A Celebration of Valerie’s Life will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at the American Legion Hall in Nevada. Private family burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Iowa Center, Iowa.
Born November 28, 1941, in rural Hardin County, Iowa, Valerie Mae Klein was the daughter of Maynard and Vivian (Johnson) Olson. She graduated from McCallsburg High School and, on March 13, 1962, was united in marriage to James C. Klein. Three children, James Andrew, Johnny, and Vicki, were born to this union.
Valerie worked at Donnelley Marketing in Nevada until it closed, then was employed as a direct care worker at Mosaic, retiring in December, 2015. She will be remembered as a wonderful lady who shared a special bond with her great-grandchildren. She was an avid fan of Elvis Presley.
Survivors include two children, Johnny (Terri) Klein of Nevada, and Vicki (Larry Dolph) Towle of Nevada; eight grandchildren, Nichole (Bruce) Crane, Michelle (Zac) Ose, Jason (Ashley) Klein, Eric (Dana) Terrones, Tyler Klein, Seth (Heather) Bartmess, Kazbien (Heather) Bartmess, and Joshua Bartmess; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Vince (Sheryl) Olson of Nevada, and Mondell Olson of Ames; a sister, Marcia (Mitch) Tendall of Nevada; two brothers-in-law, Leroy (Linda) Klein and Alvin (Charlotte) Klein; and a sister-in-law, Margaret (Harry) Capp.
Valerie was preceded in death by her husband James on December 4, 2015; her parents; a son, James Andrew; a great-grandson, Andrew Bartmess; two brothers, Vail Olson and Marly Olson; a brother-in-law, Robert Klein; and a sister-in-law, Kathleen Strum.
Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Valerie and her family.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
American Legion Hall
Private Family Burial
Iowa Center, Iowa