Details for Evelyn Rae Klein
July 1, 1929 - February 21, 2018
Delavan, WI -- Evelyn Rae (Thurn) Klein 88, left this world to join her husband William in heaven on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at RidgeStone Village in Delavan. She was born in Edgewood, IA, July 1, 1929 to Isaac and Anita Thurn. Evie grew up on a farm in Iowa, with 2 sisters and 5 brothers. She graduated high school at the age of 15, and later went to the University of Iowa. While working a summer job at Eat N Time restaurant in Delavan, she met William Klein, and they married in June of 1949. She worked as a secretary for Prudential in Madison, WI, and later worked for the School For the Deaf in Delavan, where they raised their 2 children. They owned a restaurant in Cocoa Beach, FL, Kleins Kottage Inn in downtown Delavan, and a video store in Janesville. After retirement, Evie worked at Steamboat Springs ski hill in Colorado. She also lived a few years in Arkansas and Utah. Her loves were painting, golfing, snow skiing, and above all, her family.
Evie is survived by her brother, Otley Thurn; her children, David (Cindy) Klein of Castle Rock, CO, and Paula (Doyle) Heller of Janesville, WI; three grandchildren: Jeremy (Lisa) Schutt, Melissa (David) Larsen, Christina Klein; and 1 great-grandchild, Luke Schutt. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Bill; four brothers: Lawrence, Carl, Robert, Clark; two sisters, Enda, Esther; brother-in-law, Robert.
Services to take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Betzer Funeral Home, 118 S. 2nd St. Delavan, WI. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until the time of service. Burial to follow in the spring.
The family would like to thank the caring staff at RidgeStone Village and St. Croix Hospice.