James Klein

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James William Klein, 79, of Swansea, IL, born April 27, 1944, in Peoria, IL, died Sunday, January 28, 2024, at Mercy Rehabilitation and Care Center, Swansea, IL.

Mr. Klein was a graduate from Spalding Institute, Peoria, IL. He later received his medical technician associate degree from BAC college, now known as Southwestern IL college. James was a retired United States Air Force veteran and had served for more than 22 years. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked as a patient care technician at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO. James enjoyed riding his Harley, camping, and taking road trips in his convertible.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mabel, nee White, Klein.

Surviving are his longtime friend, Elizabeth Barrett; three sons, James William Klein III, Robert Christopher Klein, and Curtis James Klein; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert (Kathy) Klein; and his Sparky dog and P.J. the cat.Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Funeral: A funeral procession will leave at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, February 6, 2024, from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, for a 2 p.m. graveside service at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Burial with military honors will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.



1 Comment on James Klein

Deborah & Brian Parrish said : Guest Report Feb 02, 2024 at 11:45 AM

He will be missed.

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