Thomas “TK” Wilfred Klein, 57, Luverne, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Luverne.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at St. Adrian Catholic Church in Adrian. Visitation will also be from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Adrian. A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 Friday at St. Adrian Catholic Church with burial at St. Adrian Cemetery. To live-stream the service, visit DingmannFH on Facebook.
Thomas Klein was born Jan. 19, 1963, to Wilfred and Celine (Scheffler) Klein in Luverne. He graduated with the last senior class from Magnolia High School in 1981. He then attended Granite Falls Area Vocational Technical Institute and received his Associate’s Degree in accounting.
Tom married Sandy Elias on Sept. 10, 1983, at St. Adrian Catholic Church in Adrian. The couple lived in the Twin Cities area for 14 years. Tom worked as an accountant for Wangerin Inc., Tom Mertz Electric and Suburban Electric. They moved back to Luverne to be closer to their parents and to raise their children. For the past 23 years Tom started his own accounting firm, TK’s Accounting, and has worked with many clients throughout the area, spending most of his days at Son-D-Farms/Skattum Confinement.
Tom was a member of St. Catherine Church in Luverne and a member of the Adrian Country Club. He was an avid sports lover, having played basketball and football in high school, and he especially enjoyed following the MN Gophers. He loved watching and cheering his kids on at their activities.
He spent his leisure time enjoying a game of golf, playing cards with his buddies, listening to ’80s music, going on vacations with his family and friends, and spending time with his grandchildren at his lake cabin on Lake Shetek.
Tom is survived by his wife, Sandy Klein, Luverne; three children, Jessica (Dallas) Hamm of Luverne, Alyssa (Mike) Amborn of Montevideo, and Brandon Klein of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; grandchildren Samuel Amborn, Carter Hamm, Caroline Amborn, Collin Hamm, Evelyn Amborn and baby Amborn and baby Hamm; a brother, Duane (Chris) Klein; three sisters, Marilyn (Jim) Jellema of Hills, Shirley (Steve) Top of Luverne, and Connie (Joel) Hesse of Jackson; father- and mother-in-law Bill and Carolyn Elias of Adrian; three brothers-in-law Steve (Terri) Elias of Adrian, David (Patty) Elias of Lakeville, and Dean (Stacie) Elias of Adrian; and many nieces, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilfred and Celine Klein; two brothers, Ronnie and Daryl Klein; and baby Amborn.
Arrangements are provided by Dingmann Funeral Home of Adrian, dingmannandsons.com.