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Ione L. Klein, age 78, of Cleveland passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 6, 2021, at her home. She was born on August 8, 1943, to the late Edgar and Ruth (Striech) Olm.
On July 31, 1965, Ione was married to Larry Klein at St. Wendel Catholic Church in Cleveland, WI, which is where the couple lived and raised their children. Ione was a member of the Cleveland Fishing Game where she would shoot trap. She would also volunteer at girl scout camp. For over 35 years, Ione was a nurses aide, working at Morningside, Heritage, Sunny Ridge and Sheboygan Progressive.
Ione loved planting flowers, feeding the birds and loving her pets. Cooking was also one thing she loved to do and was very good at. She enjoyed many trips to Hodag and Wisconsin Dells with family. She also traveled on union business conference trips with her husband throughout the United States. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her loving family and watching the little ones grow. She will be deeply missed.
Along with her loving husband of over 56 years, Larry, Ione is survived by her children, Jim Lange, Heidi (Gary) Werdeo and Shawn (Susan) Klein; four grandchildren, Kayle Werdeo, Laken (Chris) Mader, Cody (Sally) Werdeo and Krystel Lange; five great-grandchildren, Xzavier, A.J., Peyton, Gwyneth, and Norah; siblings, Barbara Clark, Katie Olm and Chad Lesperance; brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard (Marie) Klein, JoAnn Pozorski, Jim (Joyce) Klein, William (Patty) Klein, and John (Sherry) Klein; nieces, nephews other family and friends.
Along with her parents Ione was preceded in death by her siblings, William, Robert, Sandra and Patricia Olm and brothers-in-law, Ronald, Raymond and Robert Klein.
A private Celebration of Life for Ione will take place at a later date.
A memorial fund has been established in Ione’s name.
The family would like to thank the First Responders of Cleveland, the Cleveland Fire Department, and the Manitowoc Police Department for your care and support given to Ione and her family.
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