William E. “Bill” Klein, Sr., 83, of Vickery went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 5, 2023, while in the Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky.
He was born May 1, 1939, in Sandusky and was a 1957 graduate of Townsend-Wakeman High School. He received his bachelor’s degree at the former GM Institute of Michigan. Bill went on to further his education and earned his master’s degree at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland. He was employed as an engineer for NASA for thirty-nine years, retiring in 2004.
He was a member of First Christian Church, where he served as a Deacon. Bill and his wife Nancy embarked in a new chapter of their life together as empty nesters by taking ballroom dancing classes. They fell in love with dancing and began learning many types of dances. Over the years, dance gave them the opportunity to travel many places to not only compete but win several competitions at the amateur level. Bill found great joy in teaching church members, home schooled students, and especially his granddaughters the art of dance.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Nancy M. (Payne) Klein; three children, Charmaine (Paul) Schaefer of Mt. Gilead, Diane (Brad) Crouch of Norwalk, and Bill (Lyn) Klein, Jr. of Sheffield Lake; seven grandchildren, Corey Schaefer, Toni (Connor) Smith, Ben (Janette) Klein, Alex (Michaela) Crouch, Bethany (David) Carek, Alison (Daschel) Fortner, and Jacob Klein; two great grandchildren, Ambrose Fortner and Olivia Klein; and three great grandchildren on the way; honorary daughter, Jennifer David; honorary granddaughter, Sadie Awbrey; nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Kathleen (Dickerhoff) Klein; and one sister, Lynda Munson.
Friends may call from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm on Sunday, January 8, 2023, at the Pfeil Funeral Home, Sandusky Chapel, 617 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky. The family will also receive friends from 10:00 am until time of funeral service at 11:00 am on Monday, January 9, 2023, at the First Christian Church, 3410 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio 44870. Pastor Don Spurlock will officiate. Burial will be in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.
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3410 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky OH 44870