December 18, 1925 - February 8, 2012
William Carl Klein, now safe in the arms of Jesus, died Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at Brecon Village Memory Care in Saline, MI. He was born December 18, 1925 in Ann Arbor, MI, the son of William and Effie (Roos) Klein. Bill graduated from Ann Arbor High School and went into the Navy during WWII as a radio technician. On April 3, 1949 he married Marjorie Ilona Stephan whom he had met while an engineering student at the University of Michigan. She preceded him in death on December 20, 2008. Upon graduation he worked a variety of jobs before settling with Ford Motor Company. He retired from Ford in 1981. Bill was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Saline. He enjoyed spending time with his family, woodworking, and being an all around handyman at home and for family and friends. Survivors include his children: Celeste (Barb Parent) Klein of Willernie, MN, Peter (April) Klein of Belleville, Mark (Diane) Klein of Hillsborough, NJ, and Joyce Klein Shavers of Saline. Other survivors include grandchildren: James (Sheila) Shavers, Nicholas (Susan) Shavers, Scott Klein, Jeffrey Klein, Christopher (Cecille) Klein, Andrea Klein, Benjamin Klein, Joe (Nicole) King, and Rachel Baker; great grandchildren: Erin Schweitzer, Brian Fields, Jim and Madison Watson and Tanner and Maisie Shavers and many more relations and friends. Bill was preceded in death in addition to his wife by his parents, sister Lillian Klein Standen, and brother John Klein. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brecon Memory Care Unit in Saline. A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church 195 E. Michigan Ave., Saline with Rev. William F. Natsis and Rev. Mark H. Smith, officiating. To sign Bill’s guestbook or to leave a memory visit http://obits.mlive.com/obituaries/annarbor/ or for more information please visit www.rbfhsaline.com.
William Carl Klein, now safe in the arms of Jesus, died Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at Brecon Village Memory Care in Saline, MI. He was born December 18, 1925 in Ann Arbor, MI, the son of William and Effie (Roos) Klein. Bill graduated from Ann... View Obituary & Service Information
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