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Sunday, February 13, 2022
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Sunday, February 13, 2022
Starts at 4:00pm
Monday, February 14, 2022
Starts at 11:00pm
Margaret Mary Klein, age 95, of Saint Johns, Michigan, passed away Friday, February 11, 2022, at her home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, February 14, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Johns, Michigan. Burial will take place at Mount Rest Cemetery, St. Johns, Michigan. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 13, 2022 from 2-8 P.M. with the family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan. A Rosary will be prayed at 4 P.M. at the funeral home.
Margaret was born in Saint Johns, Michigan, on January 20, 1927, the eighth child of ten children born to Alphonse and Agnes (Kuchar) Caudy. She was a devout Catholic who had a deep devotion to Our Blessed Mother Mary praying the rosary many times throughout the day. She often spoke of her parents: Papa who was born in Luxembourg and Ma who was born in Czechoslovakia. She graduated in the 8th grade from Saint Joseph Catholic School. Always reminiscing on how being taught the Catholic faith so well by the Sisters of Saint Joseph. When growing up in Saint Johns, her father owned the City Laundry where she learned the skill of ironing. She later worked for A. G. Redmond Company in Owosso and then for Sealed Power in Saint Johns before marrying Peter William Klein on April 23, 1960, at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Saint Johns, Michigan. He passed away on June 11, 2015.
She enjoyed traveling to Rome, Italy and Lourdes, France. She was a member of the Altar Society and was in charge of organizing funeral dinners for many years for the church. She took great pride in washing and ironing church linens. She also led the rosary in church before mass for many, many years.
In her 70s, she contracted bladder cancer and miraculously survived stunning the surgeon who performed the surgery. She attributed her healing to wearing the Miraculous Medal, which she had worn every day since the age of 16.
She is survived by her children: Patrick Klein, Peter (Andrea) Klein, Margaret Mary (Dan) Jorae all of Saint Johns, Michigan, Francis (Patricia) Klein of DeWitt, Michigan and Stephen (LaTisha) Klein of Omaha, Nebraska, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Therese VanWormer, brother Joseph Caudy and sisters-in-law Monica Pung and Doris Klein. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Peter, siblings: Mary (John) Fox, John (Evangeline) Caudy, Agnes (Victor) Brown, Rose (Ed) Wilson, Anna (John) Kusnier, Alphonse (Ruth) Caudy, Vincent DePaul (Phyllis) Caudy, sister-in-law Bernice Caudy. Brother and sisters-in-law: Annabel (Louis) Schafer, John (Mary) Klein, Paul Klein, Charles Klein, Martin Pung, Therese (Elmer) Thelen, Lawrence (Carolyn) Klein and Phillip Klein.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School St. Johns, Michigan, 48879. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.