Dorothy Klein 76, of Sleepy Eye, died on Dec. 27, 2018

Dorothy Klein 76, of Sleepy Eye, died on Dec. 27, 2018, at her home in Sleepy Eye. There will be a Rosary at 3:15 on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 and a Parish Prayer Service to follow at 3:45 p.m., at Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m., and will continue on Wednesday from 7:30 until 10 a.m., at Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye Chapel. Service will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye, on Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 10:30 a.m. The clergy will be Msgr. Eugene Lozinski. Interment will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Sleepy Eye. Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. On line condolences may be left for the family at

Dorothy Ann (Wurtzberger) Klein was born on Oct. 31, 1942, in New Ulm, to Ben and Lorene (Kral) Wurtzberger. She grew up in New Ulm, and attended Cathedral High School. She married Otto William (Bill) Klein on Nov. 5, 1960, in New Ulm and they were blessed with eight children. She was an active member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye and helped do sacristy work at the church. She worked at St. Mary's School for many years serving lunch to the children. Dorothy loved going to her grandchildren and great grandchildren's school and athletic events. Most of all, she cherished spending time with her family and friends.

Dorothy is survived by her children: Jackie (Dan) Reddemann, Jenny (Daryn) Huiras, Jim (Beth) Klein, all of Sleepy Eye, Julie (Jon) Guldan of St. Joseph, Mo., Jade (Lisa) Klein of Champlin, Jeremy (Heidi) Klein of Owatonna, and Jeff (Kelly) Klein of Ironton; grandchildren: Heather (Grant) Romberg, Lindsey (Tim) Mages, Dylan, Lauren, Morgan, and Kayden Klein, Moriah (Alex) Phillips, Nicholas, Ashley and Christopher Guldan, Abby and Andrew Klein, Zack and Jordan Klein, and Gracesen and Kellen Klein; step-grandchildren: Alex Noble, Shelby (Gary) Marowelli, and Payton (Ethan) Graham; great-grandchildren: Paige, Alyssa, Kaytlyn, Robert, Colton, Reid, Zoey and Jaycee Romberg and Travis and Peyton Mages; brothers: Richard (Barb) Wurtzberger and Stan (Rose) Wurtzberger; sisters: Elaine Wurtzberger and special friend John Clyne, Linda (Gary) Trimnell; sisters-in-law, Cindy Wurtzberger, Linda Brennan, Karen (John) Huettl, Judy (Robert) Paulson, Joanne Klein and Cathy Klein; brother-in-law - Roger Sellner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otto William (Bill) Klein on March 14, 1999; a daughter, Janelle in infancy; her parents, parents-in-law; brothers: Ken Wurtzberger and Dale Wurtzberger; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law- Barbara and Glen Sliger, Marian Sellner, Virginia and Con Schroeder, Dianne Fischer, James Klein, Roger Klein and Jerry Klein.