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Emery Ernest Klein -- Lake City

LAKE CITY -- The funeral for Emery Ernest Klein will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Anderson-Peterson Chapel, in Lake City, with the Rev. Dennis Valleau officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery in Lake City. Military rites will be conducted by the Lake City VFW and American Legion.

Mr. Klein, 72, of Lake City, a former farmer and construction worker, died Friday (April 16, 2004) at his home.

Born Dec. 23, 1931, in Lake City, he grew up in the Lake City area, attended Lake City schools and served in the Army from 1952 to 1954. Following his discharge, he returned to Lake City to farm with his father. He later moved to Alaska and worked on the Alaska pipeline for several years. After returning to the Lake City area, he worked in construction and was employed by Henn Auction Service for 16 years. On June 15, 1996, he married Susan Opsahl. Mr. Klein was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Lake City and a life member of the Lake City VFW Post 8729.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Bonnie (Bobbie) Mapels of Brownsboro, Ala., and Sharon (Allen) Anderson of Hazel Green, Ala.; two sons, Donnie and Terry, both of Arizona; seven grandchildren; four brothers, Richard (Marvel) and Delmar (Joyce), both of Lake City, Ronald (Margaret) of Waterloo, Iowa, and Gary (Jay Jay) of Ovida, Fla.; and a sister, Joyce (Jim) Murphy of Winona.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and an hour before the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

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