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Johann Klein
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  • St. Paul United Church of Christ
    115 N. Franklin St.
    New Bremen, OH 45869
  • National Parkinson's Foundation
    200 SE 1st St. Suite 800
    Miami, FL 33131

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“Mary,I am sorry to hear about the loss of Johann. You were a wonderful caregiver, and I admire the way you both lived life with with an attitude of...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Linda DIcke - New Bremen, OH

“Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. May God 's Blessing give you peace and comfort. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Tim May - Acquaintance

“I am so sorry for your great loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: CW

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“Many great memories of Johann, I spent many days driving tractor for him to help out with farm work, bailing hay and straw, helping with silage. He...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Dan Bertke - Wadsworth, OH

“Mary & familySo sorry for Johann's passing. We always enjoyed his being with our group of classmates and always enjoyed his talking of his past and...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Bev Plattner - New Bremen, OH

“I have very fond memories from growing up and being neighbors, one memory comes to mind when Johann helped my sister (Bernice) and I help deliver a...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Sandy Rector - Columbus, OH


Of New Bremen died on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 8:50 A.M. at the Otterbein Retirement Community of St. Marys. He was born on March 22, 1927 in Ober-Eidisch, Romania. He was the son of the late Johann Sr. and Katharina (Emrick) Klein. On November 28, 1953 he married Mary Brueggeman who survives near New Bremen. Also surviving is his sister Katharina (Allen) Sandkuhl of St. Marys; his children Robert and Brenda Klein of St. Marys, Carol and Bernhard Deeg of Carroll, OH, Donald and Deb Klein of New Bremen, and Joyce and Dale Evers of Bryant, IN; his grandchildren Megan (Ryan) Klein Wendel, Joe (Dena) Huff, Kevin (Celissa) Huff, Rev. Gretchen (John Sauter) Deeg, Konrad Deeg, Michael (Beth) Klein, Emily (Kendall) Willrath, Adam Evers, Amanda Evers, twelve great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Klein emigrated from Austria to the United States on March 15, 1952 and became a United States Citizen in May of 1958. He was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen. He also was a member of the New Bremen Historic Association, the Auglaize Co. Farm Bureau, and the St. Marys Lienen Friendship Association. He had been a 4-H advisor for a number of years. Mr. Klein was engaged in farming his entire life and had worked and retired from the former STAMCO of New Bremen after 25 years.

Funeral Services will be on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. at the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen with the Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. Burial will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen. The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, and on Thursday one hour prior to the services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to either the church memorial fund or the National Parkinson's Foundation. Condolences to the Klein family may be left online at