Marie L. Klein (nee Gilgenbach), 90, passed away quietly, Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at St. John Medical Center in Westlake. She was born May 23, 1922 in North Ridgeville, and lived in Westlake for the past 44 years, moving from California and North Ridgeville.
Marie was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in North Ridgeville, and was the organist there for many years, as well as St. Clarence Church in North Olmsted. When she wasnt engaging in a card game of “66″ with her friends, Marie could be found tending to her roses in her garden, which was one of her favorite summer activities.
She is survived by her sons, John Klein of Cave Creek, Arizona, Larry (Judy) Tracey of Buckeye, Arizona, John (Nancy) Kaczmarczyk of Olathe, Kansas and Raymond Kaczmarczyk of Westlake; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and a sister, Gertrude Hepner of Toledo.
Marie was preceded in death by husbands, Lawrence Tracey, Sr. in 1951, John Kaczmarczyk in 1959 and Frank Klein, Jr. in 1987; daughter, Mary Tracey; parents, William and Barbara (nee Oedy) Gilgenbach; brothers Elmer, Cletus and Bernard Gilgenbach; sisters, Louella Janssen, Beatrice Tipple, Rita Schartman and Delphine Hall.
Friends may call Friday, October 12, 2012, from 5 to 8 P.M. in the Bogner Family Funeral Home, 36625 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville. A prayer service will be held Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 9:30 A.M., in the funeral home, followed by a 10 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter Catholic Church, 35777 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville. Reverend Bob Sanson will be the Celebrant. Burial will be private.
For further information, or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.bognerfamilyfuneralhome.com.