Angela R. Klein

Oct. 29, 1934 – June 3, 2021


Angela Rose Klein, age 86, a resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away June 3, 2021. She was born Oct. 29, 1934, on the family farm near Seward, to Joseph and Clara (Hotovy) Pavel.

Angela grew up in the Staplehurst area, attending District I4 Grade School, Staplehurst High School and graduated from Assumption Catholic High School in Dwight, in 1952. She was an inspired cheerleader and volleyball player.

Angela married Kenneth Joseph Klein at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Utica, and raised five sons, who all survive: Dr. Gary Klein, John Klein, Fr. James Klein, Dennis Klein and Dale all live in Colorado. The Klein family lived in Seward from 1953-1992.

Angela was an avid Cornhusker fan, especially when son, Dale, was the starting kicker for the Huskers. She enjoyed gardening, loved all animals especial pet bunny Snoopy and Fr. James’ conure, Beamer, raising flower gardens, canning, baking her cinnamon rolls and kolaches were legend), sewing, painting and camping in the Rocky Mountains.

Angela was a devout Catholic who was involved in Eucharistic Adoration and was highly active in helping to provide delicious meals as a member of parish-based Funeral Meals and Hospitality Committees. She was particularly well known for providing hundreds of her famous cinnamon rolls as part of many charities. Beneficiaries include, Youth Group mission trips and parish fund raising events. She home-schooled her sons into the faith and was proud to see her son, James become a Catholic priest in 2002.

All her sons graduated from the University of Nebraska and all eventually relocated to Colorado where Angela and Kenneth retired to in 1992. Angela and Ken were members of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Colorado Springs, from which they were both buried, 12 years and one day apart from each other. Their son, Fr. James, presided over both services.

Angela was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Clara Pavel; sisters, Anne (Rau), Margaret (Spatz) and Marie (Hottovy), brothers, Joseph and Raymond.

Surviving family members include Dr. Gary, Shaun Klein, Colorado Springs, John Klein, Colorado Springs, Fr. James Klein, Colorado Springs, Dennis, Kim Klein, Sterling, Colorado, and Dale and Mary Ellen Klein, Highlands Ranch, Colorado; sisters, Leona DiPaolo, Lincoln, and Marcy Stava, rural Weston; grandchildren, Ryan Klein, Andrea Kobayashi both of Colorado Springs, Kylie Klein, Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Bryant Klein, Bakersville, California, Shayla Klein, Houston, Texas, Michael Klein, Denver, Colorado, Zachary Klein, Ft. Collins, Colorado, and Robert Klein, Colorado Springs; great-grandchildren, Josie, Claire, Eleanor, Patrick, Colin and Leah, all of Colorado Springs.

A funeral service was June 14 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Colorado Springs with a private family inurnment at Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs at later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association.


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