Carl J. Klein, 86, 145 Liberty Valley Road, Danville, died at his home at 5:50 a.m. Monday, July 31, 2017, after a two-year illness.
He was born Dec. 26, 1930, in Valley Township, a son of the late William G. and Mary Louise (Mainzer) Klein.
Carl was a 1948 graduate of Danville High School.
He was a lifelong farmer and the Klein farm is on its third generation of Klein's. He also was employed by Pennsylvania Power & Light Co., for 35 years, retiring in 1993. At the time of his retirement he was a right of way agent.
A member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Danville, he also belonged to these fire companies: Liberty Township, Continental, Friendship, Washington "Washies", and East End. Carl also belonged to the Glen Iron West End Social Club, Danville American Legion Post 40, Danville VFW Post, Danville Moose, Union County Sportsman's Club and the Deep Hollow Hunting Club.
Surviving are his wife, the former Neva M. Bogart, with whom he celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on Oct. 4, 2016; five children and their spouses, Ronald W. and Sandy Klein, of Danville, Diane and James Bowser, of Pittsburgh, Janet and Steve Moser, of Danville, Carolyn and James Dragans, of Danville, Randall M. and Joanna Klein, of Danville; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one brother and sister-in-law, William J. and Elda Klein, of Danville; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Marie James and Bernice and Jack Gross, all of Danville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Private funeral services will be held in the Roat-Kriner Funeral Home, 1715 Bloom Road, Danville, with the Rev. Michael Laicha, former pastor of St. Joseph's Catholic Church officiating.
Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. There will be no public viewing.
The family requests that flowers not be sent, but that anyone caring to remember Carl, do so with a contribution to either the Geisinger Home Health & Hospice, 410 Glenn Ave., Bloomsburg or the PA Special Olympics For Columbia/Montour Counties, P. O. Box 654, Bloomsburg, PA 17815.
Published on July 31, 2017