Betty Klein


Betty KleinBetty M. Klein age 90 of Tracy, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at her home with her husband by her side.  Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 31, 2018 at Tracy Lutheran Church.  Visitation will be held 4:00-6:00 p.m. Sunday at the Tracy Area Funeral Home and will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Monday.  Burial will be in the Tracy City Cemetery.  Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Betty M. Klein was born December 12, 1928 in Tracy, Minnesota to Joseph and Nettie (West) Magnell.  She was baptized and confirmed at the Lutheran Church near Garvin, Minnesota.  She attended school in Tracy and graduated from Tracy High School.  Betty was crowned Box Car Day Queen in 1946.  On October 16, 1947, Betty married Melvin Klein in Tracy.  Together they raised two children, Bonnie and Melvin.  Over the years, Betty worked as a telephone operator at Northwestern Bell, worked at Farm Service Agency in Marshall, and was the office manager at Tri-County Co-op in Tracy.  In 1988, Betty and Melvin moved to Marion Lake near Perham, Minnesota and lived there for 16 years before returning to Tracy in 2004 to live in a rural residence.  Betty was a member of the Tracy American Legion Auxiliary and Tracy Lutheran Church.  She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, fishing with Melvin, and traveling.

Betty is survived by her husband, Melvin; children: Bonnie (Brian) Ludeman and Melvin J. Klein; 3 grandchildren: Michael Klein, Amanda Thompson, and Lucas Ludeman; and 6 great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Marion, and sister Dorothy.


  1. Dave Hollingsworth says

    Bonnie & Brian;
    Cindy and I just heard about your Mom Bonnie. She was a long time friend of our family and will be missed by us all. Our thoughts are with you.
    Dave Hollingsworth

  2. Gordon & Kathy von Ahsen says

    Bonnie and Brian,
    I don’t get online much to view old friends and such. I’m saddened to hear this news of Betty. I worked with her at Tri-County Coop, and remember her as a great friend and wonderful person to work with. She always seemed to smile and say hi to everyone.
    Gordon & Kathleen von Ahsen
    Harlan, IA.

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