Larry Eugene Klein

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Larry Eugene Klein, 78, of Hampton Twp., our generous, kind, happy, funny, and most thoughtful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend went home to be with the Lord on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at his home. Larry was born in Gladwin on August 2, 1938, the son of the late Ward and Stella (Foor) Klein. In high school he met the former Patricia Ann Kelly. Together they recently celebrated sixty years of loving marriage. Larry proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1956-1964. After thirty years of dedicated service, he retired from General Motors – Saginaw Steering Gear. Larry was a craft beer enthusiast, enjoyed time on the water boating, canning, wine making, classic cars, snowmobiling, and most of all, spending time with his family. Larry will be deeply missed, but lovingly remembered for generations to come. In addition to his wife of sixty years, Patricia, Larry leaves to carry on his legacy, his four children: Cheryl (Russ) Grigg, Shelley (Dan) Appold, Amy (Zac) Pease, and Larry Michael (Angie) Klein. He was the most loving and supportive grandfather of Beth (Ryan) Pellerito, Dylan (Jenica) Nordstrom, Laura (Kevin) Longstreet, Abbey Appold (fiancée TJ Riley), Loren Appold, Jordan Pease, Katie Bunker, Braydon Pease, and Jessie Bunker. Larry is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Sophia and Stella Pellerito, Nicholas and Meaza Longstreet, Gavin, Adalyn, and Jaxon Nordstrom, and Tye Riley; sisters, Judy (Orval) Grove, Susan Benson, Becky (Walt) Kline, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to his parents, Larry was welcomed home to heaven by his father and mother-in-law, Woodrow and Thelma Kelly. Larry’s family will be present to receive visitors on Friday, April 14, 2017 from 2:00 PM until the time of his 6:00 PM Tribute Ceremony at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Cremation will follow. Memorial contributions may be directed to the National Kidney Foundation. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at

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  1. The Ballor Family is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mr Kline. He was definately a part in molding us into the adults we are today. After a childhood of fun in his backyard we are definately blessed to have known him. Our condolences to Mrs Kline and their family.

  2. May you get the strength you need at this time. I’m so sorry for your loss. Take good care of yourself, Amy and my heart goes out to you and your family ??????

    With Sympathy, Cindy Ferraro

  3. We are very sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. It wasn’t long ago I was talking about the days when the adults would get together and play cards while us kids stayed in another part of the house. Great memories and great friends.

  4. Terry & I were at mom’s (Rosie Cronk) when I noticed Larry’s name on the obituaries. Please know that we were deeply saddened by this & offer our condolences at this time. It has probably been 45 years since I seen you but I remember your family & the fun times we had.

  5. Pat & Family,

    We are thankful that we knew Larry for all of our lives, We had many fun times with him as we grew up on their farm. We would come and stay with grandma and grandpa then walk down to Larry’s and help with the farm chores which was a treat for me because it was different kind of work that I was used to.

    These times will be with me the rest of my live.

    I remember going to the Klein reunion and Labor Day Weekend and going up and ordering a totem pole ice cream sunday. WOW was that good and we ate it all.

    Our heart and prayers are with all of you during this time.

    It was great to see both of you at your 60 th Wedding Anniversary party.


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