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Ward W. Klei September 8, 1927 - April 16, 2021

Ward W. Klei, 93, passed away on April 16, 2021 at The Seasons, Alexandria, KY. He was born on September 8, 1927 in Newport, KY. Ward attended Newport High School and graduated in 1946. He married Doris Lee Hasse on June 18, 1950. They were married for 58 years, until Doris passed away in 2008. Ward was a retired postal worker and worked for Meals on Wheels for 24 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening and was always happy to give away his delicious tomatoes (especially to his clients at Meals on Wheels). Ward also enjoyed playing golf and yes! got a “hole in one” at age 73. He was a proud member of the United States Army/Air Force. Ward is survived by his sons – Dave Klei (wife Nancy) Mark Klei (wife Anne), and Steve Klei (wife Crystal). He had grandchildren—Melisa Klei, Alison Kreyling, Steven Klei, Kristina Heimbold, and Shannon Klei. Ward also had great grandchildren—Talan Dalton, Charlie Dalton, Jason Heimbold, Lucas Heimbold, and Teddy Kreyling. The family appreciates the special care given to Ward at The Seasons in Alexandria and the Barrington in Fort Thomas. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity or to Meals on Wheels.


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    Joan Rhoden says

    I was such a fortunate person to have met and worked with Ward for 17+ years with Meals on Wheels. Ward was the kind of person that made you feel good just knowing him. He will certainly be missed. Rest in Peace Ward. 🙁

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    Jean Green says

    I was sorry to hear of Ward’s passing. He was such a kind person. I worked with him at Northern Kentucky Senior Services for almost 17 years. He always had such a positive attitude and everyone loved him at the Newport Senior Center, along with all of his clients he delivered meals to. My condolences to his family.

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    Tony Rapp says

    What a guy. Ward was a person who made you feel good and I was always eager to hear what was on his mind. Sometimes it was the small print on the newspaper or a comic strip that he had to tell you about. I wish more people were like him.

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