In Memory of

Ambrose John Klein

December 6, 1930 - November 7, 2011
Ambrose, the son of William and Clara (Hoffman) Klein, was born December 6, 1930 in Hospers, Iowa. He attended St. Anthony's Catholic School in Hospers. Ambrose joined the US Army in 1952 during the Korean Conflict. On September 12, 1955, he was united in marriage to Blanche Riedmiller in Hospers, Iowa. The couple farmed in Sanborn, Iowa until 1965 and in 1969 moved to Cherokee, Iowa where Ambrose was employed with Lundell Construction as a pipe layer until his retirement in 1995. Ambrose was a former member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee, a member of the Knights of Columbus, and the V.F.W. He enjoyed playing cards, watching sports on television, especially football, and getting together with his siblings. Ambrose passed away at the Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen, Iowa where he had been a resident since May of 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Klein (2007); parents; a daughter, Peggy Klein (1964); a sister, Mildred Goebel and her husband Linus; and brother-in-laws, George Wolbers and Virgil Riedmiller. Survivors include two sons, Ronald Klein of Storm Lake, Iowa and Philip Klein and his wife, Janeene, of Remsen, Iowa; two daughters, Jean Smith of Des Moines, Iowa and Lisa Johnson and her husband, Richard, of Spencer, Iowa; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sisters, Agnes Vorthems and her husband, Leo, of Westbrook, Minnesota, and Germaine McCoy and her husband, Bob, of Mountain Home, Idaho; brothers, Vincent Klein and his wife, Marilyn, of Hospers, Iowa, Oscar Klein and his wife, Marie, of Alton, Iowa, Norbert Klein and his wife, Joan of Sanborn, Iowa, and Arthur Klein of Ames, Iowa; sister-in-law, Dolores Wolbers of Denver, Colorado; brother-in-law, Tom Riedmiller and his wife, Lynn, of Randolph, Nebraska.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, November 10, 2011 at Remsen St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen, Iowa
Father Bill McCarthy Father Doug Klein
Anthony Klein Lindsay Garvin Michael Garvin Jennifer Zoch Jessica Smith Ryan Smith
Visitation will begin at 5:00 P.M. Wednesday with the family present from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Wednesday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Marcus. There will be a scripture prayer service at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa


Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Ron, Phil, Jean, and Lisa (and family),

Please accept my condolences for your loss.

I am sorry that I will not be able to be there. I will keep Ambrose in my prayers and said a rosary for him last night at our adoration chapel. I will also have my parish pray for him at Mass.

- Steve Klein
Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Our condolences to the children of Ambrose. He was a loving father, quiet in his own way, but his children and grandchildren meant a lot to him. He was a good father and will be missed by his family.
- Tom Riedmiller
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“We are so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He was a great guy. It was a privilege to get to know him. May he rest in peace. Our sympathy to all the family.”
- Don and Kathy Frederes
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. May your Father have eternal peace and rest with the angels.”
- Hank & Mary Goebel
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss.I hope you find comfort knowing he loved you. ”
- Holly Evenson
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“To the Klein Family, you have our Deepest Sympathy, so sorry to hear about yor Dad,are prayers are with you.”
- Jerry H. Goebel
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family Ron. Laurie and I send our condolences, God Bless ”
- Allen D Bland
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“I wish I could be there for the services, but be assured I will be there in thought and my prayers will be with you. I'm so glad we had a good visit with him in August.”
- Geri B. McCoy
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