Service


Date:

March 10, 2018

Start Time:

2:00 PM

Location:


Merle Hay Funeral Home

Address:


4400 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, Iowa

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Visitation


Date:

March 10, 2018

Start Time:

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Location:


Merle Hay Funeral Home

Address:


4400 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, Iowa

Ralph “Butch” L. Klein

Ralph “Butch” Leroy Klein, 79, of Urbandale, died on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. A visitation will be held from noon until 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Merle Hay Funeral Home, with a funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Ralph is survived by his four children Randy (Karen) Klein, Rodney (Karen) Klein, Robin (Larry) Young, and Roger Klein; ten grandchildren: Ryan Brito, Amanda Madden, Nickie Klein, Haley Augustson, Sophie Klein, Hunter Klein, Maya Klein, Delaney Young, Elijah Young, and Emmerson Young; brother Robert (Mardelle) Klein; and companion Kathy Sutton.

He is preceded in death by his wife Glea and his parents.

Ralph was born on May 11, 1938 in Corydon, the son of Jesse and Evelyn (Brady) Klein. He graduated from Corydon High School in 1956. On January 11, 1959, he married Glea Evelyn Warnock in Carl, Iowa. Ralph retired from Firestone Tire and Rubber and then owned and operated Klein Motors for many years.

Ralph enjoyed gambling and motorsports, especially hotrods and watching NASCAR. Him and Glea enjoyed spending their winters in Florida.

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