Lurine I. Klein, age 87, of Green Bay, was called into the glory of everlasting life Wednesday morning, October 12, 2022 at Century Ridge in Green Bay.
Lurine was born on March 25, 1935 in St. James, MN, daughter of the late Reuben and Pearl (Goring) Koenig. She grew up in MN and was a 1953 graduate of St. James High School. On February 14, 1954 Lurine was married to Rev. Carl M. “Mike” Klein at Darfur, MN. He preceded her in death on June 1, 2020. Mom was very active in the church’s that she and her husband served. She enjoyed teaching piano and organ for many years. Lurine worked at St. Vincent Hospital for 20 years until her retirement. She also enjoyed volunteering at Holy Family Memorial Hospital and Repeat Performance in Manitowoc. Lurine was known amongst the family for her baking skills of cookies, cinnamon rolls and crazy cake. The couple moved from Manitowoc to Green Bay in 2018. Lurine was a current member of Messiah Ev. Lutheran Church of Bellevue.
Survivors include her eight children: James (Kim) Klein, David (Mary) Klein, Timothy (Joan) Klein, Rebecca (Michael) Borley, Tara Lowther, Paul (Brooke) Klein, Lori (Michael) Ollila, Jeff (Karen) Klein; 23 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister: Diana Stevens; two sisters-in-law: Kathleen Wessel, Doreen Klein, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents: Reuben and Pearl Koenig; her husband: Rev. Carl M. “Mike” Klein; one brother and sister-in-law: Lowell (Norma) Koenig; four brothers-in-law: Duane Stevens, James Klein, Wesley Klein, Rein Wessel.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 PM on Sunday, October 16, 2022 at Messiah Ev. Lutheran Church, 3186 Eaton Road, Green Bay. The Rev. Aaron Schultz will officiate with burial to follow at St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Wrightstown. Relatives and friends may call on Sunday at the church from 12:30 PM until the time of service at 1:30 PM. The Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home, Manitowoc location assisted the family with funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lakeshorefamilyfuneralhomes.com
The family would like to offer a special thank you to nurses and staff of Moments Hospice and the Caregivers at Century Ridge and Age Well Assisted Living for all the loving compassionate care and kindness given to Mom and her family.