Obituary of Larry Eugene Klein
Larry Eugene Klein, 78, of Hampton Twp., our generous, kind, happy, funny, and most thoughtful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend went home to be with the Lord on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at his home. Larry was born in Gladwin on August 2, 1938, the son of the late Ward and Stella (Foor) Klein. In high school he met the former Patricia Ann Kelly. Together they recently celebrated sixty years of loving marriage. Larry proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1956-1964. After thirty years of dedicated service, he retired from General Motors – Saginaw Steering Gear. Larry was a craft beer enthusiast, enjoyed time on the water boating, canning, wine making, classic cars, snowmobiling, and most of all, spending time with his family. Larry will be deeply missed, but lovingly remembered for generations to come. In addition to his wife of sixty years, Patricia, Larry leaves to carry on his legacy, his four children: Cheryl (Russ) Grigg, Shelley (Dan) Appold, Amy (Zac) Pease, and Larry Michael (Angie) Klein. He was the most loving and supportive grandfather of Beth (Ryan) Pellerito, Dylan (Jenica) Nordstrom, Laura (Kevin) Longstreet, Abbey Appold (fiancée TJ Riley), Loren Appold, Jordan Pease, Katie Bunker, Braydon Pease, and Jessie Bunker. Larry is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Sophia and Stella Pellerito, Nicholas and Meaza Longstreet, Gavin, Adalyn, and Jaxon Nordstrom, and Tye Riley; sisters, Judy (Orval) Grove, Susan Benson, Becky (Walt) Kline, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to his parents, Larry was welcomed home to heaven by his father and mother-in-law, Woodrow and Thelma Kelly. Larry’s family will be present to receive visitors on Friday, April 14, 2017 from 2:00 PM until the time of his 6:00 PM Tribute Ceremony at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Cremation will follow. Memorial contributions may be directed to the National Kidney Foundation. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.