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Ross Klein, 87 - June 19, 2017

Ross J. Klein, 87, of Gothenburg passed away Monday, June 19, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Services took place at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel on June 26, with Greg Boller officiating. Interment was at the Maywood Cemetery.
Klein was born Nov. 29, 1929, south of Farnam, son of Louis and Nona (Hayworth) Klein.
He attended country school south of Farnam where he completed eight years in seven. He then graduated from Curtis Agricultural High School, and earned his degree in electricity and Allied electronics from a trade school in Lincoln in 1952.
Klein was very active with sports in high school, and enjoyed boxing, never losing a bout, according to family members. He won his first bout by TKO in 37 seconds in the first round. He boxed for two years in Golden Gloves and won all rounds except one draw on points.
On Oct. 1, 1950, he married Jean Whisler. To this union, five children were born.
He farmed and ranched south of Farnam from 1950 to 1985. In 1952, he briefly moved to Lincoln and worked at Mead Ammunition Depot because of crop loss due to hail. He also operated an electrical business and sold NK Seeds during those years.
Klein bought an electronics business at Fort Morgan, CO, in 1985, and sold that business in 1997 when he moved to Greeley, CO, to work for Sears appliance sales division. He married Evonne Knapp in 1989. She later passed away.
He also sold Honda and Toyota cars until May of 2000 when he went to work for Successful Farming Magazine. He spent the next 11 years traveling through Colorado, Wyoming, western Nebraska, Kansas and South Dakota as a supervisor of sales and demographics of farm information.
?On Sept. 21, 2006, he married Carolyn Anderson.
In 2007, he and his wife moved to North Platte, and in 2015 they moved to Gothenburg.
Klein was proud of his family and loved all animals and birds, the family stated. He was a firm believer in honest hard work.
He was preceded in death by: his father, Louis Klein; mother, Nona M. Klein; a sister, Ruth Klein; brother, Russell Klein; Evonne Klein and Jean Klein.
Survivors include: his wife Carolyn Klein; three daughters—Rhonda (Doug) Hill of Farnam, Deb (Ed) Krone of Gothenburg and Cindy (Rod) Troyer of Greeley, CO; two sons—Doug (Paula) Klein of Moorefield and Eric Klein of Greeley; a brother, Raymond Klein of Trenton; an aunt, Darlene Klooz of Sargent; 43 grandchildren, 75 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.