Phyllis Mae Klein, age 87, of Verona, Wisconsin (formerly of Potosi), went to be with the Lord on June 5, 2023.
Phyllis was born August 14, 1935, in Platteville, Wisconsin, the daughter of Harold and Lenice (Pickett) Brogley. On February 28, 1963, she married Vincent W. Klein. They were members of the St. Andrew-Thomas Parish of Tennyson, Wisconsin. They farmed in Potosi for 40 years and raised eleven children. Vincent preceded her in death on March 29, 2013. Phyllis was hard working and owned a dairy farm with Vincent. Phyllis worked at Orchard Manor as a nursing aide for 18 years. Phyllis enjoyed fishing which led to a fishworm business with the catch phrase “Klein’s Worms Catch the Biggest Fish.” When she wasn’t fishing, she loved watching the Badgers and Packers, gardening, raising game birds, playing cards with friends, watching and feeding the birds, morel hunting, putting together puzzles, quilting, sewing, 4-H, and baking for the holidays. Phyllis and Vincent sold the farm in 2002 and they built a home up the road from the family farm. Her biggest joy was having her family around, especially on the holidays. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Phyllis is survived by her children, Cheree Klein, Sue (Doug) Augustin, Todd (Amy) Klein, Janet (Jeff) Koll, Jacqueline (John) Pegelow, Brenda (Jeffrey) Vondra, Cindy (Jeff) Erstad, Vicki (Marvin) Thompson, Eric Klein, and Carrie Klein and fiance Shawn Monroe; sister, Judith Stevenson; and 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent Klein, her parents Harold and Lenice Brogley, a daughter Karen Klein, three grandchildren: Justin and Ashley Vondra and Christopher Augustin, a sister, Margaret Charles, a brother, Robert Brogley, a brother-in-law Richard Charles, sister-in-law, Elaine Brogley and Jack Stevenson a brother-in-law.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson with Father Richard Leffler officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Potosi is assisting the family.