(Doris) Jean Klein, 86, formerly of Rochester, passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at Meadow Lakes Senior Living.
She was born Dec. 27, 1932, in Wessington Springs, S.D., to Henry and Helen (Besse) Schmoll. On June 14, 1951, she married Miles Klein and they later divorced. Jean farmed for many years, became an LPN at age 54, and worked as an LPN in Rochester until her retirement.
Jean was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church and the senior center. In her free time, she enjoyed sewing, gardening, was president of NAMI, and volunteered for various organizations.
Survivors include her six children, Judy Klein of Rochester, Sherry Klein of Winona, Vicki (Greg) Meyer of Rochester, Sandy Burgoon of Winona, JoAnn (Don) Mireau of Winona, and Lori Klein of Plainview; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; her brother, Kenny Schmoll, of Hendersonville, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews.
Jean was preceded in death by a brother, Donnie Schmoll of Newark, Ohio, and one grandchild, Tanner Boehmke of Plainview.
The memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 at the First Presbyterian Church, 512 Third St. SW, Rochester. The Rev. Thomas Parlette will officiate. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. - the time of the service - at the First Presbyterian Church.