Marcene E. (Volkmer) Klein

May 10, 1937 ~ December 13, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Marcene Klein Obituary

Marcene E. (Volkmer) Klein, age 86 of rural Murray, NE passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 in the loving arms of her family at the Ambassador in Nebr. City.

Marcene Elizabeth Klein was born on May 10, 1937 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Nebraska City, NE; the daughter of Alfred A. and Serene T. (Francois) Volkmer.  She attended Pleasant Valley Country School through the 8th Grade and then St. Bernard’s Academy, where she graduated with the Class of 1955.

On August 3, 1957, she was united in marriage to Eugene A. Klein at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church near Julian, NE and to this union twelve children were born:  John, Theresa, Michael, Joseph, George, Nancy, Cecil, Karen, Lewis, Mary, Janet and Sharon.

In addition to raising her family and working on the farm, Marcene worked at various jobs over the years including as a Telephone Operator, Candy Striper at the hospital and also at Burger King.  She was very active at the children’s school where she served a Room Mother and helped with Kindergarten Round Up.  Marcene and Eugene were members of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Plattsmouth.   She was always very active in various church activities and served as the cook for church camps for many years.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of over 66 years, Eugene Klein of rural Murray, NE; children:  John Eugene Klein of Union, NE, Theresa Lynn Flint (Gene) of Union, NE, Michael Wayne Klein of Murray, NE, Joseph Leo Klein of Bellevue, NE, George Allen Klein of Murray, NE, Nancy Kay Klein of Union, NE, Cecil Ray Klein of Union, NE, Karen Sue Vormbaum (Jay) of Lake Grove, NY, Lewis Valentine Klein of Murray, NE, Mary Catherine Troia (Larry) of Omaha, NE, Janet Marie Klein of Union, NE and Sharon Ann Brock (Richard, Jr.) of Carter Lake, IA; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; brother Robert Volkmer of Omaha, NE; other family and friends.

Marcene was preceded in death by her parents and siblings:  Alfred Volkmer, Alice Zuroske and Sally Niemann.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday; December 23, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church  southwest of Nebraska City (Paul) with Fr. Thomas Schultes celebrating the Mass.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.   Immediately following the graveside services, there will be a time of lunch and fellowship in the church hall at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nebraska City   

The family will greet friends on Friday; December 22, 2023 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with Recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. – all at Gude Mortuary.

Memorials may be given to St. Mary Catholic Church, St. Bernard Catholic Church, St. Joseph Catholic Church or Church of the Holy Spirit.

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Family Visitation
December 22, 2023

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Gude Mortuary
403 S. 9th St.
Nebraska City, NE 68410

Recitation of the Rosary
December 22, 2023

7:00 PM
Gude Mortuary
403 S. 9th St.
Nebraska City, NE 68410

Funeral Mass
December 23, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
5592 O Road
Nebraska City, NE 68410


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