Marvel Klein, 81, of Lake City, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at the Lake City Care Center. She was born Jan. 5, 1937, in Mt. Pleasant Township, in Wabasha County, to Laroy and Fern (Lutjen) Ohlhaber. Marvel was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1954 and she was asked to work at Gillette & Eaton (Federal Mogul) upon graduation. She retired from lifelong employment at Federal Mogul after working for 50 years with the company.
In August 1955, Marvel married Richard Klein at Immanuel Lutheran Church. They moved to Lake City and had a son, Tim, and in 1959, they purchased a farm outside of Lake City. In 2003, they moved off the farm and bought a house in Lake City.
Marvel taught Sunday School at West Florence Lutheran Church and later served on the Outreach Board for First Lutheran Church in Lake City. Marvel enjoyed farm life, gardening, cooking and baking especially for the holidays. She loved when Tim and his wife, Diane, would bring their grandchildren to visit and stay overnight.
She is survived by her husband, Richard; one son, Tim (Diane) Klein, of Rochester; two grandchildren, Rebecca (Wes Leach) Klein, of Newton, Iowa, and Matthew Klein of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; three brothers, Ian, Arlyn, and Bruce; and her sister, Lorie. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Larry.
A Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at First Lutheran Church in Lake City with Pastor Duane Holst officiating. Burial will be at the Oakwood Cemetery in lake City. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Lake City. Memorials are preferred to First Lutheran Church.
Mahn Family Funeral Home Anderson-Peterson Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.