Welcome to the memorial page for

John S. Klein

January 31, 1941 ~ July 21, 2017 (age 76)

John S. Klein

Age 76 of Braceville, formerly of Blue Island, passed away Friday morning, July 21, 2017 at home.

Born January 31, 1941, John S. was a son of Bob and Anna Klein. He was raised and educated in Blue Island, and after High School went on to honorably serve in the United States Army. He was employed with Ford Motor Company as a pipefitter for over thirty years, something that he was always proud of. In his free time John was an avid reader, fisherman and marksman. His most treasured times were spent with family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his three children: Donna (nee Klein) Demarest, Denise Anna Klein and John G. Klein all of Braceville; eight grandchildren: Nick (Stephanie) Klein of Braidwood, Mike Wilmsen of Braceville, Matthew (Kim) Wilmsen of Godley, Ashley (Todd) Davis of Ottawa, Mary Jean (Eric) Middleton of Midway, Georgia, Cassandra Klein, Faith Klein and Tricia Klein all of Ottawa; ten great-grandchildren, as well as his dear friends: Cecelia (Jerry) English of Braidwood and George Kent of Braceville.

John was preceded in death by his parents; one brother: Bob Klein and one sister: Johanna Klein.

Per John's wishes cremation rites have been accorded.

Graveside services with full military honors will be held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Those wishing to attend are asked to assemble at the Cemetery Welcome Center by 9:45 a.m. Pastor Rod Chappell will officiate.

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Cremation arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Gardner. (815-237-2526)

 Service Information

Graveside Service
August 10, 2017

10:00 AM
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
20953 West Hoff Road
Elwood, IL 60421

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