Howard C. Klein - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

May 23, 1922 - September 2, 2021

Howard Cornelius Klein

Age 99, longtime resident of Richfield. Preceded in death by wife, Mildred Klein. Survived by children, Beckie Connolly, Rod (Cindy) Klein, Sue (Mike) Iisakka; grandchildren, Rory (Casey), Katie (Drew), Coleman (Cassie), Laura (Eric), Amy, Cody and Nick (Ruth); 3 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Services pending for interment at Fort Snelling.


  1. Pam Beeson Preiss says:

    Mr Klein was my math teacher at East Jr. High for two years. I didn’t like math but I liked him. He was a good math teacher. I visited him when I was in high school. He noticed my boyfriends class ring on my finger and he told me that there is always more than one fish in the sea—same advise my dad gave me.

    I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Klein was a kind man.

  2. Tammy Morgan Nodland says:

    Sue and family,

    So sad to hear this. Your Dad was first hour in 7th grade and he always had a joke. He also made Karen Opsal blush on a regular basis. I remember my Dad giving him a ride in his 1923 Model T in the 70’s and he had a blast. Hugs

  3. Susan Bergman Barton says:

    Mr. Klein was my favorite teacher of all. He cared about his students and, in my case, instilled a love of math. I went to school with Becky and remember both her and her father fondly.

  4. Lynn Kram says:

    Howard was a close cousin of our family in North Dakota. I have great memories of Howard and his sister Rita, great friends of my mom. Rest In Peace Howard. Say hi to Gerald, Mildred, Margaret and Rita.

  5. Fred Blom says:

    Our sincere condolences on the loss of your father. What a wonderful long life filled with many memories. Jeri and I send our sympathies to you and your family.

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