Janet Klein SAP Obituary, Death – Janet K. Klein, 73, a native of Spalding, Nebraska, passed away on June 16, 2023, at her daughter’s home in South Sioux City, Nebraska. Janet Kathryn Klein, the daughter of Michael E. and Josephine E. (Rollman) Knust, was born in Albion, Nebraska, on September 2, 1949.
She was baptized and confirmed at St. John the Baptist Church in Petersburg, Nebraska. While Janet was a student there as well, she graduated with the class of 1967. After graduating, Janet enrolled in Southeast Community College, where she eventually obtained her LPN in 1968. She persisted in following her passion, and in 1996 she graduated from Northeast Community College with a nursing degree.
On May 31, 1969, in St. John the Baptist Church in Petersburg, Nebraska, Janet and Robert M. Klein exchanged vows. Janet’s three children from this union were named Marie, John, and Rose. The couple moved to Spalding in 1975 after living in a rural area near Columbus up to that point. Janet practiced as an LPN from 1968 to 1995 before transitioning to RN in 1996. She worked a lot while also going to school, raising her family, and working. She taught in her children the value of doing nice things.
Janet has been a devoted Catholic Daughter since 1974 and an active participant in St. Michael’s Catholic Church. She cherished spoiling her grandchildren, making quilts for her family, and giving back to the community. She loved teaching her grandchildren about her trade. Janet has spent a lot of time lately making Quilts of Valor for the neighborhood veterans and sewing stocking caps and pillows for the oncology center.
Janet’s surviving family members include her husband of more than 50 years, Bob Klein, of Spalding, Nebraska; two daughters, Marie (Mike) O’Gara of South Sioux, Nebraska, and their offspring Megan (Feddi Acosta), Kathleen, Joseph, and Jennifer; and Rose (David) Brunsing of Norfolk, Nebraska, and their offspring Shelby, Dalton, and Sierra; a son, John (Lisa) Klein of Ft. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mike and Josephine Knust, sister Alice Raemakers and Mary Ellen Frauendorfer, brothers Bill, Paul, David, Art, and Mark Knust.