Bernadette M. Klein, 79


Bernadette M. "Bernie" Klein (nee Hahn), age 79, passed away on Friday, March 16, 2012. She was born on Oct. 31, 1932 in Nabob, to the late Oscar and Anna Hahn (nee Karius). She attended Holy Angels School and graduated from the West Bend High School.

On March 8, 1977, she married Richard Klein. She is survived by Richard and her three sons, Robert (Lorraine) of Deadwood, S.D., Steven (Donna) of West Bend, and David (Beth) of West Bend; cherished grandmother to Kelly (Chris) Jain of Portland, Oregon, Katie Schmitt of Brookfield, Crystal Schmitt of West Bend, Nicholas Schmitt of Green Bay, Abbey Schmitt of Chicago, and Justin Schmitt of West Bend. Great grandmother to Emma. Further survived by her sister, Marian (Jerome) Wiskerchen of West Bend; other relatives and very special friends.

Preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Florian "Flip" and Jerry Hahn, and her mother-in-law, Esther Klein.

Bernie most loved when she was with her family. She was a wonderful wife, mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren.

She enjoyed sewing and made many beautiful quilts. She enjoyed her quilting friends at church on Thursdays. She also enjoyed doing ceramics with her friends on Tuesday nights.

Her dog Colie will miss her dearly.

She served her community by volunteering for many years at the Washington County Mental Health Center and the Samaritan.

Our family would like to extend a thank you to the Rev. Matt Short of St. Luke Lutheran Church, Dr. Gill and his staff, the Cedar Lake Community Home Care. As well as to the staff at Kathy Hospice.

A family service was held with burial at Washington County Memorial Park. The Phillip Funeral Home assisted the family.

It is appreciated that any charitable donation be made at the choice of the donor in Bernieís memory.

Bernís we love you and will miss you, but you will forever be in our hearts.