Let the memory of Aurelia be with us forever
  • 91 years old
  • Born on February 8, 1920 .
  • Passed away on April 1, 2011 .

Aurelia Klein, mother of Manfred, Harald and Karin, grandmother of Kurt and Allan, mother-in law of Ella Klein and Patricia Klein, and sister of Fritz Klein. passed away on April 1, 2011, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Port Huron.  She lived an extraordinary life, although she never thought so, and left a profound and lasting impression on all who knew her.  She is remembered for her strength of character, strong will, humor, love of little children, and her love of singing and poetry.  She was given a beautiful voice and could often be found by her singing before she was in sight.  

Aurelia was born to Peter and Katarina Klein on February 8, 1920, in Kuzura, Yugoslavia, the seventh of nine children.  She married Fritz Klein on March 17, 1938, in Torza, Yugoslavia and in June of 1939, their first child, Manfred, was born.  Harald, the second child, was born in October of 1940, and a daughter, Karin, followed in July, 1942.  In October 1944, she was forced to flee Yugoslavia before the advancing Russian armies with her three young children and her mother-in-law.  After many trials and tribulations, sickness and the death of her daughter, she and her family were reunited with her husband in 1947, and settled in Oetlingen, Wurttenberg, Germany.  In 1949, the family once again left its homeland and emigrated to the United States, living a long and happy life, but which was again darkened again by the death of her grandson, Allan, who was serving in the Marine Corps in Iraq.

Viewing will be at the Pomeroy Funeral Home, 6 South Howard Street, Croswell, Michigan on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

A service will be held at the Pomeroy Funeral Home at 11:00, Thursday, April 7, 2011, followed by a procession to Croswell Cemetery.  After the graveside service, family and guests are invited to a luncheon at Croswell Family Dining, 27 North Howard Street, Croswell, Michigan. 




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