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Victor R. Klein

December 5, 1942 — January 18, 2021

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Victor Klein, 78, passed away January 18, 2021, at CHI St. Alexius Hospital, Bismarck.  Services will be held 10:00 AM, Friday, January 22, at Church of the Ascension Catholic Church, Bismarck, with Msgr. James Braaten officiating. Interment with full military honors will be held 12 p.m. at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.

Victor was born on December 5, 1942, to Fredrick and Emma (Tintzman) Klein. He enlisted into the National Guard and served his country in the 769th Transportation Company being called to active duty in October 1961 during the Berlin Crisis. Victor married Erin Graden on October 7, 1967.  Having met on a blind date, it was only right that Victor acted as Erin’s eyes in later years.

Victor’s love was helping others, visiting and working whether with various farmers and ranchers, delivering propane, being a handy man, laundry at the nursing home, butchering with friends, giving advice on machinery, sanding down vehicles or playing with the kids.  In his retirement, he spent time at CK Auto with his friend Brian.

Affectionately known as Uncle Victor (even by many who were not related), he had many talents in addition to being a rascally mischievous person with a twinkle in his eye.  While kind hearted, he was also protective of his friends and family.  His laugh was contagious and his grin suspicious.  He was a good sewer and baker including pumpkin pies.  He enjoyed making sausage, fishing, playing cards especially pinochle and going to the casino.  He loved to travel to visit family and friends, and was always willing to drop what he was doing to lend a helping hand. 

Victor is survived by his wife of 53 years, Erin, of Bismarck, ND; his siblings, Marvin Klein, Cherry Valley, CA, Oscar (Bertha) Klein, Mott, ND, and Darlene Honeycutt, Mesa, AZ; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Elmer, Ervin, Andrew, Adam, Bernard, Richard, William, Florence and Sophie Kissinger.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be directed to your favorite Veteran’s organization.  To honor Uncle Victor in the short term, please follow the COVID guidelines.  In the longer term, the family is planning a life celebration post-COVID.

See you in the funny papers Uncle Victor and remember, be good and if you can’t be good, don’t get caught!

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Friday, January 22, 2021

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Ascension Catholic Church

1825 S 3rd St, Bismarck, ND 58504

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North Dakota Veterans Cemetery

1825 46th St, Mandan, ND 58554

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