- September 20, 1956 - March 3, 2017
- Atlanta, Georgia
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Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home
John Jerome Klein, 60, Kennesaw resident died Friday March 3, 2017. The Klein and Hansen families will receive family and friends Friday March 10, 2017 4pm until 8pm at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home, 2950 Cobb Parkway North, Kennesaw, Georgia.
A memorial service will be held Saturday March 11, 2017, 11am at the funeral home.
John was born September 20, 1956 in South Bend, IN. He worked as a sales trainer for TASC and Allstate, enjoyed travel, golf, and Michigan State University sports. Was a devoted husband, loving brother, uncle, and friend. John is preceded in death by his parents, Jerome Klein and Joan Klein; and sister-in-law, Kathy Klein. Survivors include his wife of twenty three years, Kitty Hansen Klein; sister, Margie Klein Lascelles and husband Robert; brother, Steve Klein; one niece, Courtney Klein; and three nephews, Camron Klein, Nathan Lascelles, and David Lascelles.
John attended Benilde Saint-Margaret School in St. Louis Park, MN. John went on to graduate from Michigan State University. Throughout his school years, John established life-long friendships with a number of his teammates and classmates. Following John's school years, he was actively involved in the Michigan State University Alumni Association, performing numerous functions on both his local Atlanta and National Alumni Boards. He was involved in the creation of the Greater Atlanta Alumni Club Endowed Scholarship Fund as well as leading game watches for the alumni in Atlanta over the years. John also enjoyed traveling with his wife to places like Italy, Scotland, an the Canadian Rockies.
John will be loved and missed by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to any of the following.
Platelets donation at the Red Cross to continue John's commitment of donations:
Childhood cancer research for the kids he hoped to help with his platelet donations:
St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church at which John was a lector since its inception:
The Greater Atlanta Alumni Club Endowed Scholarship Fund in John's memory, go to https://www.givingto.msu.edu/gift/?sid=2238. As you go through the process, it will ask if the gift is in memory of someone, you may input John Klein, then list Kitty Klein as the person to contact for acknowledgement. If you would prefer to donate by phone, call 517-884-1000 and note you wish to make a gift in memory of John Klein to the Atlanta Club Endowment, allocation code AF142. Sending a gift by mail is also an option, make your check payable to Michigan State University and send to University Development 535 Chestnut Rd Room 300, East Lansing, MI 48824. Please write AF142 - IMO John Klein in the memo line.