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Larry G. Kleine

Larry Gene Kleine, 72, of Grand Island, died Thursday, June 23, 2016, at his home. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Calvary Lutheran Church in Grand Island. The Rev. Bill Schroeder will officiate. Burial will be in the Grand Island City Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before time of services Tuesday at the church. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Kleine was born on Nov. 14, 1943, near Tobias, the son of John Henry Gerhard and Lola Armeda (Stigge) Kleine. Larry attended Daykin Public School and graduated from Daykin High School in 1962. He also served in the Nebraska National Guard. He then attended Milford Technical School where he studied diesel technology. He was united in marriage to Karen D. Metcalf on June 7, 1964, at Plymouth. The couple first lived in Grand Island for a couple of years before moving to Superior for four years, after which they returned to Grand Island. Larry worked at International Harvester truck branch, which later became Hansen International. He then worked as a mechanic at Nebraska Truck Center for 23 years. In 1998, he began assisting his wife Karen, with their business, Kleine Funeral Home. He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church. Larry enjoyed time spent with his children and grandchildren and loved time spent on the Kleine family farm. He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Kristine and Glen Ankenman of Aurora, CO and Janet and Karl Stephen of Parker, CO; one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Sandi Kleine of Grand Island; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Elmer and Aletha Kleine of Daykin, LeRoy and Joyce Kleine of Omaha and LaVerne and Cathy Kleine of Fairbury; and one sister, Odetta Lintz of Beatrice. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Sandra Ankenman, Steven Ankenman, Marisa Stephen, Alexis Stephen, Jordan Kleine, Jessica Kleine and Jamie Kleine. Larry was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Karen, on Feb. 24, 2010; son, Kenneth Kleine; and sister, Esther Boyle. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Calvary Lutheran Church.

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My sympathy goes out to the family during your time of grief. May God's loving-kindness comfort you and help you through this difficult time. (Psalm 119:50,76)

A. M. Jun 30 2016 12:52 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Your Dad and Mom helped me and my little girl out when my husband died. Then we became friends. They were absolutely wonderful. Please know that they have helped alot of people. God bless!

Cindy and Brandy Friedrichsen Jun 26 2016 2:43 PM

Our Deepest Sympathy in the loss of your Father, we are Neighbors across the easement and have known your family for over 35 yrs. I helped with the clients hair several times at the Mortuary. You were very blessed to have them in your lives.

Marlene & Richard Schmidt Jun 26 2016 10:56 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Kristy, Janet and Jerry. Both your Dad and Mom were great friends that will continue to be missed.

Fern & Scott Place Jun 25 2016 1:50 PM