Jeraldine R. "Jere" Klein

Mar 3, 2019
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Memorial Services will be 10:30 AM, Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Locke Funeral Home


4:00 to 7:00 PM, Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at the funeral home


Memorial Park Cemetery, Waterloo


to the family


Jeraldine R. "Jere" Klein, 83, of Cedar Falls died at Bickford Cottage on Sunday, March 3, 2019.


She was born November 13, 1935 in Waterloo, the daughter of Ray V. and Emily L. Eiby Reisinger and graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1953.


Jere married Larry Klein on April 2, 1953 in Waterloo. He died March 15, 2009. She had worked at Rath Packing, Walker Shoes, and then as a secretary for Exceptional Persons Inc., retiring in 2000.


Jere loved gardening, potting flowers, playing piano, tap dancing, reading, and shopping. She had a love for horses and the Kentucky Derby, watching football, golf, tennis… anything sports-related. She looked forward to monthly potlucks with her high school girlfriends. Jere enjoyed family gatherings and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Jere is survived by a son, Steve (Leslie) Klein and two daughters, Linn Holmes and Leslie Steimel, all of Waterloo; 7 grandchildren: Jesse Klein, Jade (Jaime) Martinez, Courtney (Jimmy Jr.) Jewell, Kristi (Alex) Glidden, Matthew Holmes, Taylor (fiancée Casey Clifford) Steimel, Clayton (fiancée Kelly Heckstein) Steimel; and 5 great-grandchildren: Owen, Celeste, Tristan, Sonja, and Jamie.


She is preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Jack Reisinger; and a son in law, Jeff Holmes.


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  1. Joe & Joan Meany | Mar 06, 2019


    Our sincere sympathy to your entire family. May you be comforted by Christian faith, love by family, support from friends and the fond memories of your dear mother.


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