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John R. Klein

Obituary for John R. Klein

August 14, 1936 - December 30, 2017
Elyria, Ohio | Age 81

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and Veteran


John R. Klein, 81, of Elyria passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017 at UH Elyria Medical Center following a short illness. He was born August 14, 1936 in Cleveland, OH.
John grew up in South Amherst and then moved to Elyria. He attended South Amherst Schools and Grand River Academy. John served in the United States Navy 1954-60. He was employed at Alltel, formerly Elyria Telephone Company, from 1961 thru 1998. He attended area churches in Lorain county and was a member of the Lorain County Electrical Association. He enjoyed yardwork, home repair, and classic cars.
Mr. Klein is survived by his daughter Linda L. Little (Larry) of Amherst, sons Robert A. Kozdron (Cathy) of Elyria and Scott R. Klein (Diane) of Elyria; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Kathleen Klein (1999); grandson John Little (2012); sisters Mary Alice Smith and Suzanne Becker (2009); parents Max and Margaret.
Friends may call 5-8pm Thursday, January 4 at the Busch Funeral Home, 114 Second Street, Elyria. Funeral service will be 10am Friday at the funeral home. Reverend Larry Little will officiate. Interment will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park with Military Honors.
Memorial contributions can be forwarded to the Ohio Veterans Home, 3416 Columbus Avenue, Perkins Township, OH 44870.

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