Born: December 16, 1942 - Deceased: August 26, 2021
Benjamin A. Klein, 78, of Millstadt, IL, born Wednesday, December 16, 1942; in St. Louis, MO, passed away Thursday, August 26, 2021; at his residence in Millstadt.
Benjamin was High School Teacher for Cahokia School District 187. He volunteered with the Good News Club at St. Matthew Church. He also worked with Life Network and Good Samaritan Center. He was a U.S. Veteran that served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War era.
Ben had a passion for the past. He was a member of the Shiloh Valley Muzzleloaders Club where he re-enacted life before the Civil War. He then got involved with the Single Action Shooting Society where he got to play cowboys with his friends. He loved classic cars and restored several of them. His latest was a 1949 Ford with flames on the side.
He had horses,Trigger and Trooper, for years and loved to ride. He built a cabin with the help of family and friends on Lake of Egypt and loved to fish and entertain the grandkids! He loved Alaska and got to travel there many times. He loved life and experience it all to the fullest
with Barb, his wife of 60 years.
He lived a very active life until a fall on July 31.
He was preceded in death by his:
Surviving are his:
Memorials: Memorials may be made to Life Network in Waterloo, IL.
Visitation: Visitation from 4:00- 8:00 pm, Monday, August 30, 2021 at St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Belleville, IL.
Memorial Service and luncheon will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at St. Matthew United Methodist Church, with Rev. Larry Patton officiating. Interment will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO at 1:30 pm with Honors.