Obituary for Mary Klein
Mary E. (Mc Hugh) Klein, age 89, of Appleton, passed away March 30, 2017 at Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah. Mary was born January 19, 1928 in Appleton, the daughter of the late John A. and Evelyn (Strong) Mc Hugh. She was a graduate of Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree and life teaching license. Mary furthered her education by obtaining a Masters Degree from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and completed studies for a Doc. Degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison.
She was united in marriage to Richard G. Klein on June 9, 1950 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Appleton sharing 55 years of marriage together until his passing August 17, 2005. Mary began her teaching career as a kindergarten teacher at Nicolet Elementary School in Kaukauna, and after following her husband’s career to Manitowoc taught at Holy Innocents School. Mary had a long teaching career with the Mishicot School and University of Wisconsin systems. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters, WEA and NEA. She was a leader for both Cub and Girl Scouts. Mary enjoyed many years with Dick spending time at their home in Lake Tomahawk and running their business Kleiner Traum Gift and Gallery in Minocqua.
Mary is survived by a son Randall J. (Kim Pollard) Klein, Two Rivers; daughters Marcia A. Klein and Lisa A. Stage of Appleton; a brother Thomas (Audrey) Mc Hugh of Appleton; two grandsons: Eric (Nicholette) Kolar, Manitowoc, and Christopher (Jana) Kolar of Green Bay. Mary is further survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sister Eileen (Willis) Babb; brothers: Aloysius (Amy) Mc Hugh, Ralph (Kathy) Mc Hugh, Daniel Mc Hugh, and Gerald Babino, and brother and sister-in-law Nick and Carol Klein of Appleton.
A memorial service will take place at 6 pm on Friday, May 12 at the Brettschneider-Trettin-Nickel Funeral Chapel. Friends and relatives may visit at the funeral chapel on Friday from 4 pm until the time of service.
The Klein Family would like to express special appreciation and gratitude to Linda Ebben, Sandra Cady, and Cindy Jackson for their loving and compassionate care of mom allowing her to remain with her family at home.