In loving memory of

Larry Klein
February 18, 1936 - October 25, 2020

SIGOURNEY- Larry Klein, age 84, of Sigourney, died Sunday, October 25, 2020, at his home.
Larry was born February 18, 1936, in Lancaster, to Raymond and Lois (Gillam) Klein and graduated from Sigourney High School. On December 27, 1958 he married Marlene Striegel at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. A lifelong resident of the Sigourney community, Larry farmed until his retirement in 2002, however he still ran the combine until last week. He was a member of the Sigourney Christian Church, Sigourney Lions Club for 30 years and Keokuk County Farm Bureau. He enjoyed visiting with everyone, good food, good coffee and conversation.
Survivors include three children: Barbara (John) Henderson of Keota, Tom (Julie) Klein of Sigourney and Todd (Christa) Klein of Orange City; nine grandchildren: Wesley (Kelly) Henderson, Ethan (Hannah) Henderson, Savanna (Brandon) DeJong, Whitney and Logan and Taylor Klein, Ayden, Carson, Harper and Liam Klein; five great grandchildren: Keegan and Kolin Henderson, Sunni and Barrett DeJong and Emery Henderson; one sister: Marna (Paul) McLain of Colorado Springs. Colorado and two brothers: Donald (Allison) Klein of Clive and David (Micaela) Klein of Sigourney. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife: Marlene in 2015.

Private memorial service will be held on Friday, October 30, 2020, at Powell Funeral Home in Sigourney, with Rev. Dave Welch officiating. Burial will be at Holy Trinity Cemeteries - St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Harper. Public visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Mask and glove usage will be required for the visitation and service.

A memorial fund has been established for the Sigourney Lions Club or Sigourney Christian Church. Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Sigourney is caring for Larry and his family. Tributes may be left at


Janet Roberts wrote on Oct 31, 2020:

"So sorry to hear of Larry?s death. You have our sympathy. Cousin Janet and Wade Roberts, Fairfield, Iowa "

Jane Sieren wrote on Oct 30, 2020:

"To The Larry Klein Family, I am so very sorry of learn of Larry?s passing. I know what a great loss this is and want you to know you have my deepest sympathy. "

Paula Hinnah wrote on Oct 30, 2020:

"Barb and family - We were sorry to hear about Larry?s passing. He was truly a one of a kind guy. Gordon had really enjoyed Larry?s company and conversation over the years. A lot of good memories for us. We hope you can find peace and healing during this difficult time. Know that each day will get easier with the love and support of your family and friends. In sympathy - Paula Hinnah, Andy, Casey and our families. "

Alissa Smith wrote on Oct 28, 2020:

"Rest in Peace Uncle Larry. Seeing you was always a highlight of coming to visit Grandma Lois when I was a kid. You had a twinkle in your eye and a warm heart and friendliness that immediately put me at ease. I am so glad that I got to spend the evening talking with you at Audrey's wedding last summer. You were a gift to the world and you will be missed terribly. Love always, Alissa"

Jon Leinen wrote on Oct 28, 2020:

"Barb, Tom and Todd, and family, Our sympathy for the loss of your Dad|Grandpa. I recall times when we were quite young visiting at your house. Your Dad has a very memorable laugh, and it makes me laugh thinking about it. May the great memories be with you. Jon and Shirl Leinen"

Gary S. Peiffer wrote on Oct 27, 2020:

"Rest in peace my friend. It was always a pleasure to spend time with you. May God be with you."

Merle and Patty Gronewold wrote on Oct 26, 2020:

"Our deepest sympathies to Larry?s family. We loved visiting with Larry and Marlene when they drove up to George. We would meet out at John and Betty?s farm and Larry would walk in with that big smile and infectious laugh. The trip from Sigourney to Northwest Iowa took a few days because Larry would have to stop and look at machinery, visit with people when they stopped to eat. It seemed he could never get enough of Iowa?s history and we could never get enough of Larry?s stories of their trip to George. We loved him and miss those days. Your are all in our thoughts and prayers, Merle and Patty Gronewold "

Nina McLain Cook wrote on Oct 26, 2020:

"A beautiful and strong American tree has been lost. I loved my Uncle Larry dearly. He set fine examples of fortitude and love of life. Our deepest sympathies to his family and friends. His spirit lives in me always. "