October 29, 1934 – June 3, 2021

Angela Rose Klein, age 86, a resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away on June 3, 2021. She was born on October 29, 1934, on the family farm near Seward, Nebraska, to Joseph and Clara (Hotovy) Pavel.

Angela grew up in the Staplehurst area attending District 14 Grade School, Staplehurst High School and graduated from Assumption Catholic High School in Dwight, in 1952. She was an inspired cheerleader and volleyball player.

Angela married Kenneth Joseph Klein at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Utica, Nebraska and raised five sons, who all survive: Dr. Gary Klein, John Klein, Fr. James Klein, Dennis Klein and Dale all live in Colorado. The Klein family lived in Seward from 1953-1992.

Angela was an avid Cornhusker fan, especially when son, Dale, was the starting kicker for the Huskers. She enjoyed gardening, loved all animals especially pet bunny, Snoopy, and Fr. James’ conure, Beamer, raising flower gardens, canning, baking (her cinnamon rolls and kolaches were legend), sewing, painting and camping in the Rocky Mountains.

Angela was a devout Catholic who was involved in Eucharistic Adoration and was highly active in helping to provide delicious meals as a member of parish-based Funeral Meals and Hospitality Committees. She was particularly well known for providing hundreds of her famous cinnamon rolls as part of many charities. Beneficiaries include, Youth Group mission trips and parish fund raising events. She home-schooled her sons into the faith and was proud to see her son, James, become a Catholic priest in 2002.

All her sons graduated from the University of Nebraska and all eventually relocated to Colorado where Angela and Kenneth retired to in 1992. Angela and Ken were members of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Colorado Springs, from which they were both buried, 12 years and one day apart from each other. Their son, Fr. James, presided over both services.

Angela was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Clara Pavel; sisters, Anne (Rau), Margaret (Spatz) and Marie (Hottovy); brothers, Joseph and Raymond.

Surviving family members: Dr. Gary, Shaun Klein, Colorado Springs, CO; John Klein, Colorado Springs, CO; Fr. James Klein, Colorado Springs, CO; Dennis, Kim Klein, Sterling, CO and Dale and Mary Ellen Klein, Highlands Ranch, CO

Sisters: Leona DiPaolo, Lincoln, NE and Marcy Stava, rural Weston, NE

Grandchildren: Ryan Klein, Andrea Kobayashi both of Colorado Springs, CO, Kylie Klein, Highlands Ranch, CO, Bryant Klein, Bakersville, CA, Shayla Klein, Houston, TX, Michael Klein, Denver, CO, Zachary Klein, Ft. Collins, CO, and Robert Klein, Colorado Springs

Great grandchildren: Josie, Claire, Eleanor, Patrick, Colin and Leah all of Colorado Springs


Monday, June 14, 2021

10am Vigil Service, Memorial Sharing

11:00 am Mass of Christian Burial

12:00 pm Reception

St. Patrick Catholic Church

6455 Brook Park Drive

Colorado Springs, CO 80918 

Private family inurnment at Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, CO at a later date

In lieu of flowers, one may donate to American Heart Association.

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This Obituary Has 3 Condolences

  1. Aunt Angie:

    You have always been an inspiration to me as I have witnessed your life from mostly afar from Arizona. You have raised a remarkable and impressive family. Now you are in heaven with Ken and my mom, Anne. I love you. Peace. Your loving nephew, David Rau

  2. With deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your mother!
    Our thoughts and prayers are with your families!

  3. Our deepest sympathy to you and your families. I hold dearly special memories of Aunt Angie

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