Marlene Klein, age 73, of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at Prairie View Home in Sanborn, Iowa.
Memorial Services will be Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at the United Methodist Church in Sheldon. Rev. Marvin Lindley officiating.
Following the Memorial Service, burial of cremains will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in rural Hull, Iowa.
Visitation will be Friday, November 9, 2012 from 1:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon.
Marlene Lillian Klein was born on August 26, 1939 in Little Rock, Iowa. She was the daughter of Franklin and Margaret (Christians) Clark. She lived her youth on the family farm outside of Little Rock and attended a country school. She attended Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa.
Marlene married Michael Schwarzkopf of Little Rock and to this union was born, Sandra and Cynthia. She married Rex Klein of Rock Valley, Iowa on July 24, 1975 in Sheldon, Iowa and to this union was born, Rose. They lived in Sheldon. Rex passed away on December 23, 2000.
Marlene was employed for the Gibson Stores and was a manager with Tupperware for several years. She worked for the City of Sheldon, from 1985 to 2003 and then retired. She worked part-time for Pamida.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Sheldon, where she was active when she was able.
Rex and Marlene took vacations touring around the U.S.A. and Canada, on their motorcycles. She was a member of the Goldwing Road Riders Association Chapter S and Northwest Riders.
Marlene enjoyed crafts, cooking, reading, and watching the Minnesota Vikings and NASCAR. Her family and friends were the most important to her.
She passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at Prairie View Home in Sanborn.
Those left to cherish her memories are three daughters: Sandra and Willy Pedro of Sheldon, IA, Cynthia Jacobson of Manilla, IA, Rose and Cory Vander Pol of Primghar, IA; 7 grandchildren: Carmen Pedro, Amber Pedro, Billie Pedro, Dyllon Jacobson, Myranda Jacobson, Ashley Vander Pol, Courtney Vander Pol; one great-grandson: Gavyn Cooper Jacobson; one brother: Dennis and Crystal Clark of Little Rock, IA; one brother-in-law: Brad Klein; 2 sisters-in-law: Kae VandeBerg and Gayle Klein; special friend: Randy Odenbrett and his family, Chad Odenbrett and his sons Hunter, Hayden, and Andrew, Michael and Tricia Odengrett and their children, Zach, Kiha, Colin and Adellee; nieces, nephews and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband: Rex; her parents: Franklin and Margaret Clark; her parents-in-law: Robert and Frances Klein.