American Veteran 09

Richard "Dick" Klein

August 6, 1932 ~ February 3, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Richard "Dick" Klein Obituary

Richard “Dick” Klein, age 91, Logansport, passed away at 1:49 p.m. Saturday, February 3, 2024, surrounded by family at his home.

Born August 6, 1932, in Denison, Texas, he was the son of Donald and Olga Nicholson Klein.

At the age of thirteen, Dick began working for Loren Price at Price Electrical. Dick’s father, Don Klein, was an electrician and Dick followed in his dad’s footsteps.

A 1950 graduate of Logansport High School, Dick later enlisted in the United States Army and served in Korea. Following his military service, he attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (flight school) in Miami, Florida, where he earned a commercial pilot’s license as well as certification in aircraft mechanics.

On October 15, 1960, in St. Joseph’s Church, Logansport, he married Betty Moss, who survives. Rev. Msgr. Maurice Foley officiated at the ceremony.

Dick retired as chief estimator of the electrical operation at Burton Mechanical Contractors in Rochester. Having achieved certification as a Master Electrician, Dick was a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and recently received his 70-year membership medal.

He enjoyed his birds, reading and watching television. He especially enjoyed tinkering in the garage with things needing to be repaired, which he could always fix one way or another, usually ”jimmy-rigged”.

Surviving, in addition to Betty, his wife, are daughters, Patty (Craig) Wagner, Logansport, and Sharon Klein (Cary), Morton Grove, Illinois; grandchildren, Rebekah, Ben, Zach, Shelly, Molly, Nick; several great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Also surviving are his sisters, Dorothy Collins, Flora, Delores “Dee” Pugh, Logansport; brother-in-law, Carl “Dick” Moss, Twelve Mile and sister-in-law, Carol Moss, Walkerton, Indiana.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Neville.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 7th, at Kroeger Funeral Home, where the rosary will be recited prior to visitation.

The Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Thursday at All Saints Catholic Church, with Father Gustavo Lopez officiating.

Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery with full military honors accorded by uniformed active-duty members of the United States Army and the local Cass County Honor Guard military detail.

Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church, 112 East Market Street, Logansport 46947.

 Kroeger-Crain Funeral & Cremation is in charge of all arrangements.


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