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Daniel Charles Klein

Daniel Charles Klein, age 63, passed away at his home in Caledonia, MI on Saturday, September 7, 2019 after a 17 month battle with brain cancer. Born on June 6, 1956 in Grand Rapids, he was a proud father and grandfather, a successful Millwright in Local 1102 for over 30 years, a fierce cribbage player, an avid hunter and fisherman. He was preceded in death by his father, Martin Frederick Klein; mother, Rosalind Sadie Klein; step-mother, Anna Klein; brother, Joel Rodger Klein; sister-in-law, Cheryl Ann Klein. He is survived by his former spouse, Julie Anne Klein; his children, Emilie Ruth (Preston) Robinson, Robert John Klein, Elizabeth Caroline Klein; grandchildren, William Dicharry Robinson, Henry Raymond Robinson; siblings, Dennis (Nancy) Klein, Steve Klein, Robert (Pam) Klein, Diane McNellis (Butch Thornton), Cindy Klein, Mike (Barb) Averill; many nieces and nephews; mentor Jack Mays. He will also be greatly missed by his German Shepherd, Ginger; Chihuahua, Downey; Boston Terrier, Ivy; and his cat who he adored, Tiger, who stayed by his side throughout his illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Journey Church, 9185 Cherry Valley Ave SE, Caledonia, with Pastor Derek Schultz officiating.  Interment Alaska Cemetery.  Relatives and friends may meet the family Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home, 616 E. Main St., Caledonia.  Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids.

  1. We will miss my friend in cribbage but also the wood for making cribbage boards. Such a kind man.

    - John & Meme Schafer
  2. The prayers and support of the entire community of St. Luke’s Church and School are with you all.

    - Fr. Chris Golding
  3. Our hearts and thoughts are with you Julie and family. Dan was a special man. It was a honor to get to know him and talk with him.

    - Melissa Budzynski

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