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Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion Chapel
Wednesday May 27th, 2020
10:00am - 7:00pm

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Thursday May 28th, 2020

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Howard Leslie Klein

Howard’s life began October 14, 1926 in Marion, Kansas.  He was the son of Lester and Esther (Berg) Klein.  Howard was a 1944 graduate of Marion High School and served his country in the United States Army in Japan.  Howard also attended telegraphy school in Omaha.   He was united in marriage to Shirley Kaiser on June 17, 1953 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Durham.  Howard was a depot agent for the Southern Pacific and Rock Island Railroads, retiring in 1988.  He had lived in Wellington prior to moving to Herington in 1980.  He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW, and Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Herington.  He was an avid flower gardener and “precise” lawn mower.  He also indulged in Hershey miniature chocolates and enjoyed going to the casino and scratch off lotto tickets.  His loving family includes his wife of 66 years Shirley Klein of Herington; children Joreen (Graham) Jones of Aurora, CO, Sandra (Mark) Sutton of Abilene and Diana Klein of Wellington; grandchildren Jennifer (Levi) Feeney, Susan (Paul) Turle, Sally Jones, Sonya Sutton, Shad Sutton, and Leslie (Christopher) Seematter; great grandchildren Landon, Campbell, Matthew, Kyle, Raven, Ryder, Karter, Kyla and Everette.  Howard passed away on May 23, 2020 at Salina Regional Hospital.  He is preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter Sherry and brother Donald Klein.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Herington.  Graveside services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Durham Park Cemetery, Durham led by Reverend Alan Stahlecker.  Memorial contributions in Howard’s name may be directed to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Herington.  Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Howard at www.ymzfh.com.

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I always enjoyed visiting with your Dad and Mom when they came to our church with you.
He was always so funny and enjoyable to be around;
Our prayers and hugs go out to all of you at this time.

Dennis and Almetta Iverson May 28 2020 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with Shirley and the family. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow.

Bill and Kathy Goentzel

Bill and Kathy Goentzel May 26 2020 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers for you Diana and family at the loss of your father, husband, family member! Praying for comfort and peace in the days to come! Sandy (Reiser) Hart

Sandy (Reiser) Hart May 26 2020 12:00 AM

Sympathy to Shirley and her daughters in this time of grief for you husband and father, Will be thinking of you on Thursday.

Marilyn Berg Redding May 26 2020 12:00 AM

Howard always liked to remind me that he was the oldest cousin. Loved seeing him and Shirley when they visited our folks, and they were always faithful visitors to mom when she moved into her apartment. He had such a great memory and could relate stories for everyone. Prayers for your family, Howard.

Hanky & Scott May 26 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Uncle Howard's passing......he had a great sense of humor, and I loved him!

Lynda Wood May 26 2020 12:00 AM