George Klein

Thursday, April 11, 2002

CAIRO, Ill. -- George F. Klein, 82, of Prescott, Ariz., died Sunday, April 7, 2002, in Prescott.

He was born in Cairo, son of George J. and Doris Klein. He and his wife, Mary, were married in 1945 in England.

Klein moved to Monrovia, Calif., in 1953 from Cairo. He was a painter and later became a supervisor with State of California Department of General Services. He retired and moved to Prescott in 1980.

He was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and Knights of Columbus. He was commander of the Arcadia-Monrovia VFW Post 2070 four years, and during that time led the implementation of the Avenue of Flags display along Route 66 from California to Illinois.

Klein served as grand knight of the Monrovia Council of the Knights of Columbus and was district deputy six years. He was editor of the Golden State Bulletin.

He was a lector at Sacred Heart Church in Prescott many years, and was president of Sacred Hearts Senior Adults 13 years.

Klein served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Terry Klein; a daughter, Eileen Nesmith; two sisters, Karolyn Carr and Marian Hurley of Mounds, Ill.; two brothers, Karl Klein of Cairo, and Howard Klein of Austin, Texas.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Prescott. Burial will be in National Cemetery in Phoenix, Ariz.

Announcement courtesy of Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo.