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Karl Andrew Klein

August 7, 1959 — June 26, 2021

Karl Andrew Klein

Karl Andrew Klein, 61, of New Paris, Ohio, died unexpectedly of a natural cause on June 26, 2021. He was a man of faithfulness, committed to walking humbly with his God and serving his family devotedly. True to his character, he died at the end of a day spent with his children and working on a home renovation. Karl was born Aug. 7, 1959, in Cleveland, Ohio, to William Edward Klein and Polly Virginia (Lazarus) Klein. 

He was preceded in death by his father. 

Karl graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a master’s degree in swine production. He married his beloved Julie on March 20, 1982, and moved his family to Indonesia to serve as missionaries in 1984. He moved his wife and children back to Ohio in 1988, where he started a small hog and sheep farm and worked in purchasing. He went on to work in a variety of industries, including construction, hearing aid sales and manufacturing, while farming on the side.   

Karl was a diligent worker, always busy with do-it-yourself home projects and farm work. He enjoyed working with his hands, taking care of farm animals, studying the Bible, participating in Bible Study Fellowship for decades and taking care of his large family. He was a committed member of the First Baptist Church of New Paris. 

Karl will be remembered for being a tender husband, father, grandfather and son. He often said his children were his proudest accomplishment and he was happiest when all nine of them were together with him. He was also a sweet grandpa who was an expert at snuggling babies.He loved to tell funny stories that made him laugh until he cried and thoroughly enjoyed dancing ‘The Chicken Dance’ at weddings. 

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Julie (Schumm) Klein; his nine children, Andrew (Anna) Klein, Kate (Jeremy) Tucker, Nathan (Allie) Klein, Martin (Kaitlyn) Klein, Lydia (Timothy) Petry, Joseph (Heidi) Klein, Isaac Klein, Heidi Klein and Geoffrey Klein; and 10 grandchildren. He is also survived by his mother Polly Klein, his sister Kendra (Phil) Beran and his brother, Kurt Klein.  

Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Friday, July 2, 2021 at First Baptist Church, 6751 State Route 320, New Paris, Ohio. 

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, July 3, 2021 at First Baptist Church, 6751 State Route 320, New Paris, Ohio with Rev. Reggie Osborne I officiating.  Interment will be held in Spring Lawn Cemetery in New Paris, Ohio.  Arrangements entrusted to Barnes Funeral Home in New Paris.  Condolences via www.barnesfuneralhome.com

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Friday, July 2, 2021

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Saturday, July 3, 2021

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