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August 28, 1928 - November 28, 2017

Gaylord S. Klein, 89, of Caledonia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Caledonia Care and Rehab.

Gaylord was born August 28, 1928 in Caledonia to Stephen and Justina (Weis) Klein. He married Virginia Schmitz September 28, 1949 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Caledonia. Gaylord's lifetime passions were farming and following the Green Bay Packers. He was also an avid card player and didn’t lose very often, and he enjoyed western shows.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia; children, Roxanne (Jim Henley), Jackie (John) Vatland, Karen (John) Plitzuweit, and Tim (Cindy) Klein; daughter in law, Darlene Klein; grandchildren, Josh, Jasmine, Leah, Sam, Tabetha, Cory, Dylan and Derek; great grandchildren, Jax, Jerek, Bennett, Grant, Owen, Andrew, and Evelyn; and a brother, Merlin (Lois) Klein.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Tom; grandson, Zecharia; grand daughter, Marisa; sister, Winnifred Sheehan; and brother, Miles Klein.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 am on Sat., Dec. 2, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Caledonia. Msgr. Donald Schmitz will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia. Visitation will be from 9-11 am Saturday at the church before the service. McCormick Funeral Home, Caledonia is assisting the family.

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