Dale Leo Klein
August 2, 1957 – November 14, 2022
On Monday, November 14, 2022, Dale Klein, loving husband and father of two children, passed away at age 65. He passed away unexpectedly, following complications from emergency surgery while surrounded by his family at Methodist Hospital in Omaha.
Dale was born on August 2, 1957, in Harlan, Iowa, to Delbert and Leona (Jonsey) Klein. He was raised in Westphalia, Iowa. In his youth, Dale enjoyed playing baseball. He was especially proud when the White Sox beat the Red Sox on the 4th of July. He graduated from Harlan High School in 1975. On March 27th, 1982, he married Kris Mordhorst in Omaha. They raised two sons, Justin and Dillon.
Dale recently retired from Doll Distributing in Council Bluffs after working there for 39 years. He was initially employed as a driver, then became a salesman and team leader. He easily made friends due to his energy and charisma. His boisterous laugh was like a magnet. Everyone who met him was attracted to him. He was looking forward to traveling and spending more time outdoors during his retirement.
Dale was a fun-loving, caring individual known to most of his close friends as Clete. He was a loyal and helpful friend. His smile and sarcastic sense of humor lifted the spirits of those in every room he walked into. He was passionate about golfing, camping, fishing, and hunting. Dale still holds the Iowa state record for catching the largest Black Crappie in 2013. When not pheasant hunting, he could be found watching Nebraska football, Storm Chasers, or the Yankees.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Kris; children, Justin and Dillon; dog, Grand Champion Stella, all of Omaha; mother, Jonsey Klein of Westphalia, IA; siblings: Bev Schulte of Harlan, IA, Pam (John) Cairney of Harlan, IA, Danny (Lisa) Klein of Hartford, SD, and Daryl (Julie) Klein of Omaha; many nieces and nephews. Dale was preceded in death by his father, Delbert Klein; his father and mother-in-law, John and Virginia Mordhorst.
FAMILY RECEIVES FRIENDS: Thursday, November 17, 2022, 5:00-7:00PM, West Center Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday, November 18, 2022, 10:30AM, West Center Chapel. INTERMENT: Evergreen Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorials will be directed by the family.
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