Peter Klein
Peter Klein
  • June 4, 1951 - October 14, 2017
  • Colorado City, Texas

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Peter "Pete" Klein

To most people he was Pete. To Susan he was Peter. To his girls he was Dad or Grandpa. There are so many things we would love to share about the person we loved so dearly but one page would not be enough. Thankfully he was the kind of person whose reputation did not need to be explained by his family. We hope that each of you know how much he cared for you. He was a great story-teller, a big joker, and a man with rough hands and a soft heart.

Peter was born on June 4, 1951 in Salzburg, Austria to John Sigismund Klein and Alma Klein. He was the second of 5 children. When he was 3 yrs. old they immigrated to California, U.S.A. In 1976 he moved to Texas and married Susan Olivas. After a year they moved to Massachusetts where they lived for 5 years before coming back to Texas and raising their two daughters Sonia and Melissa. Many people have a hard time finding beauty in West Texas, but not Pete, he loved the wide-open space, the sunsets and sunrises, and the stars. He also loved reading about the history of the area. The Mountains were one of the few areas he loved more.

Peter spent most of his life in Colorado City raising his family, serving his God, Jehovah, and enjoying the work he loved - laying brick, tile, and pouring concrete. After working many years for himself he went to work at WSI in Snyder and was able to continue the kind of work he loved for the past several years.

He was a straight-forward, practical man who "didn't beat around the bush" but would always be honest with people. He loved talking to anyone who would have a conversation with him and really cared about people, which was evident throughout his life. He loved people of all ages, circumstances and backgrounds. He tried to always be what people needed, a friend, a comforter, a confidant, a counselor, a brother, a father, or a grandfather. He was gentle and kind but firm. Generosity ran deep in him whether it was material things such as a meal or some work, his time, or his attention; he gave without hesitation. Peter loved children and would always say a congregation was not full unless it had children in it, and they loved him just as much. Peter was not only a hard worker for his family, he also worked hard to help care for the congregation he loved being a part of, volunteering his time and skills sharing the Bible with others and helping on many construction projects, helping to build many Kingdom Halls. As a young man he spent 4 happy years in Brooklyn Bethel volunteering to help print Bibles and Bible-based literature. It was his way of acting on 1Thesalonians 5:18 and showing thanks to Jehovah.

We look forward to seeing his favorite scripture fulfilled. Isaiah 35:5, 6 '..the eyes of the blind will be opened, the deaf will hear, the lame will leap, and the speechless will shout for joy!'

A memorial service for Pete will be held on Saturday, October 21st, 6pm at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 607 N. College, Snyder, Texas.