Henrietta C. Klein, age 84 of Mendon, died Thursday, March 11, 2010 at her home. She was born in Harden, IL on April 15, 1925 the daughter of John and Catherine (Hillen) Pluester. Henrietta was married to Vincent Eugene Klein on Oct. 8, 1949 in Meppen, IL and has been a resident of Mendon since their marriage. Together they raised their family and operated the family farm in Wakeshma Township. She was a member of Saint Edward Catholic Church, and the Altar Society in Mendon. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and embroidery.
Henrietta is survived by 14 children, Mary Klein of Mendon, Tom & Margie Klein of Colon, Mark & Paula Klein of Mendon, Roger & Tangileen Klein of Mendon, Jane & Barry VanderVeen of Portage, Gary & Sandy Klein of Mendon, Diane & David Snyder of Richmond, KY, Bonnie & Byron Moser of Vicksburg, Carol & John Mack of Athens, David Klein of Mendon, Anthony Klein of Mendon, Vincent B. Klein of Mendon, Barbara & Wayne Dale of Corona, CA, and Jean Klein of Mendon; 48 grandchildren;
7 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Bernard (Ida) Pluester; 1 sister, Irene Pluester; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Vincent in 2004; a great granddaughter, Judith Klein in 2009; 3 sisters, Bernice Bussen, Gertrude Woeful, and Mary Pluester; and by a brother, Paul Pluester.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 and from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon, and where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Sunday.
The funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday, March 15, 2010 at Saint Edward Catholic Church in Mendon with Rev. Father Jim Vinh Le officiating. Burial will be in Saint Edward Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to either Saint Edward Catholic Church, or the Three Rivers Health Hospice. An online register is available at www.eickhofffuneralhome.com