Bernhardt Edwin Klein, 83, of Belle, Mo., departed this life on Monday, May 4, 2020, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City.
He was born on Jan. 17, 1937, to Edwin H. and Oneda (Tschappler) Klein in Bay.
He was united in marriage to Jerelea Frolker on Dec. 12, 1959, at Zion-St. Paul United Church of Christ in Bay.
Bernhardt was a member of Zion-St. Paul United Church of Christ in Bay. He was baptized on Jan. 18, 1937, and confirmed on May 28, 1950. He graduated from The American School in 1955. He was a very dedicated lifelong farmer as he enjoyed spending time outdoors.
He was preceded in death by his parents Edwin and Oneda Klein and brother-in-law, Dennis Godi.
He is survived by his wife, Jerelea Klein of the home; children, Douglas Klein and wife Debbie of Bland and Cheryl Livengood and husband Jim of Fulton; sister, JoAnn Godi of Owensville; sister-in-law, June Turner of Owensville; grandchildren, Seth Klein and wife Liv of Owensville, Sara Kneeskern and husband Austin of Jefferson City, Ethan and Jarrett Livengood of Fulton; and great-grandson Emmett Klein of Owensville and expecting a great-granddaughter in August.
A private graveside service at Old Bohemian Catholic Cemetery will be held.