Eileen Klein

Eileen R Klein (Schmitt)

Wednesday, August 22nd, 1923 - Monday, March 11th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Eileen Klein, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Eileen Klein

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Eileen's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Eileen's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


Eileen R. Klein, 95, of Balltown, Iowa, died Monday, March 11, 2019. Visitation will be held from 3 until 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at the Egelhof, Siegert and Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 Kennedy Road where a parish wake service will take place at 2:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic church in Balltown. Burial will take place at the St. Francis church cemetery.
Eileen was born on August 22, 1923 in Bankston, IA the daughter of Ben and Rose (Nickl) Schmitt. She married Ralph Klein on November 18, 1942 at St. Clements Catholic Church in Bankston. He Preceded her in death on April 17, 2005. Eileen attended St. Clement High School in Bankston where she played on the 1941 Archdiocese championship women’s basketball team. She was a lifetime member of the St. Francis Rosary Society. Eileen was a fantastic cook and spent her Friday nights cooking at the Barn in Sherrill. She also volunteered her time working with the Dubuque Women’s Food Service at the county fair for over 35 years. Eileen received the State of Iowa Award for Volunteerism in 1988 from former Gov. Terry Branstad. In her spare time enjoyed quilting and doing crossword puzzles. Eileen loved spending time with her family and visiting and hearing about what they have been up to.
She is survived by her children Judy (Jack) Gansemer of Balltown, IA and Thomas (Linda) Klein of Dubuque, IA; five grandchildren Ann (Dan) Topf of Ames, IA, Steve(Gina) Gansemer of Balltown, IA, Cathy (Paul) Hannan of Rochester, MN, Tara (Larry) Goedert of Dubuque, IA, and Justin (Jackie) Klein of Lafayette, CO; ten great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and two sisters Geraldine Sanner of Hattiesburg, MS, and Rita Kueter of Dubuque, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents Ben and Rose Schmitt and her brother Melvin Schmitt.
The family requests no flowers
An Eileen R. Klein memorial fund has been established.
The family would like to thank Dr. Andrea Ries, Stonehill Care Center and Hospice of Dubuque especially Shirley, Amy D and Amy McD.
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Eileen R Klein (Schmitt), please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Eileen

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 14th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, March 14th, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory
    2659 John F. Kennedy Road
    DUBUQUE, IA 52002
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    There will be a parish wake service at 2:30 p.m. prior to the visitation.
  • Service

    Friday, March 15th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Friday, March 15th, 2019 10:30am
    St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church-Balltown
    Address Not Available
  • Interment

    Friday, March 15th, 2019 |
    Friday, March 15th, 2019
    St. Francis of Assisi Church Cemetery
    Address Not Available


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Eileen here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Provide comfort for the family of Eileen R Klein (Schmitt) by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

John & Carol Friedman

Posted at 09:56am
Prayers for the family . . . she is at peace.

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: