Obit: Klein, Emil
R. (1883 - 1938)
Contact: Audrey Roedl
Surnames: KLEIN YENCH RANKIN
----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 11 August 1938
Klein, Emil R. (28 AUG 1883 - 4 AUG 1938)
Emil Robert Klein was born Aug. 28, 1883 in the town of Beaver, Clark County and died Aug. 4, 1938 at the age of 54 years, 11 months, and 4 days. His death, due to a heart attack occurred while driving home from Lake Geneva with his wife.
At the age of nine months, he moved with his parents to their farm north of Loyal where he lived until his health failing he was forced to seek lighter work, which he found on the Silmore estate at Lake Geneva where he and his wife moved 5 months ago.
He was united in marriage to Mary Yench Nov. 30, 1914. To this union one daughter, Inez was born.
He was known as a man of rugged strength and much of his early life was spent in the logging camps of Clark County. He helped to raise many barns in his community and could always be found at the highest peak.
He was a lover of the out door life and found particular pleasure in hunting and fishing. The past 5 months of his life he was able to indulge in his favorite sport.
He will long be remembered by all who knew him as a loving husband and father, as a good neighbor having many friends.
Those of us who knew him are glad in the knowledge he was happy in his work at Lake Geneva. The last hours of his life were spent with his wife watching the sailboats on that beautiful lake.
His death though sudden was painless.
He was a member of the Loyal M. E. Church, and for 36 years he was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.
He was buried in Pine Grove cemetery.
Mr. Klein is survived by his widow and daughter, Mrs. Charles Rankin of Litchfield, Ill., one brother Richard of Waukesha, and many other relatives and friends.
His parents preceded him in death the mother Aug. 22, 1922, the father June 20, 1935.
Those from away who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Rankin, Litchfield, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Richard Klein, Mr. Robert Klein, Miss Marie Klein, Mrs. John Klein, Mr. Franklin Farrell of Waukesha; Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Klein of Shawano, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Klein of Stratford, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Yench, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Yench and children, Bruce and Cleone, Lorraine Yench, Mr. Harold Yench, Mrs. Richard Farragher, Miss Cecile McQuillan of St. Paul, Mrs. Henry Strong, Mr. and Mrs. William Strong of Stevens Point, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Shirek, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shirek, Mr. Raymond Shirek of Milladore, Mr. Will Schoch of Thorpe, Mr. and Mrs. George Cline and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cline of Wisconsin Rapids, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Ashley, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Walker and son, Miss Catherine Roseman of Madison, and Mrs. Lucy Kees of Chicago.
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