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Jerome “Jerry” John Klein, age 79, of Elma, New York, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, & Jenison, Michigan, passed away after a short bout with Covid, Monday, January 10, 2022. He was born June 28, 1942, in Buffalo, New York. Jerry was an avid fisherman, okay golfer, and steward of the Lord who proudly served his country in the United States Army. He worked at Arcada Graphics for over 40 years and volunteered his services to those in need, following his Christian beliefs.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Brinks-Klein; children, Jayme Klein Ouellette (Peter and granddaughter, Megan), Jeffery Klein (Kristin); his sister, Debra Bonuito (Frank and nephew, Christopher (Kim), great-niece, Olivia, great-nephews Zack and Alex); stepchildren, Rob Brinks (Deb), Steven Brinks (Laurie) and Amy Zuehlke (Brian); many step-grandchildren (great and great-great); and countless dear friends.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, John and Irene Klein and his first wife, Joyce Wyllie Klein.

Per his wishes, cremation has taken place, and no formal services will be held at this time. A private celebration of life was held in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

Many thanks for the excellent care at Advent Hospital and Hospice in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Jerry’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: Memorial contributions in memory of Jerry can be made to Recovery Church or Reformed Mission Services.

Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006, exclusive providers of Veterans Funeral Care.


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  1. Sheila Striemer on January 16, 2022 at 9:08 am

    To Jerry’s family-
    Our sincere sympathy is sent to all at this difficult time.
    We will always cherish the wonderful memories of times shared both at the Oceanside in Indialantic, Florida as well as many events associated with Arcada Graphics coworkers.
    Rest in Peace, Jerry.
    Carl and Sheila Striemer

  2. Dan Berarducci on January 16, 2022 at 10:27 am

    Our deepest condolences to the family… we will greatly miss our dear friend! He was always the “funny man” and lightened things up wherever he went… yet he had a very deep side that cared for others. R.I.P, my friend, and keep the folks in heaven entertained until the rest of us catch up to you!

  3. Michele Bjorkman on January 24, 2022 at 5:41 am

    Remembering fondly getting to know Jerry and his late wife Joyce, and his contagious smile and warm personality. My heartfelt sympathies and prayers for Jerry’s wife Linda, children and family.

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