Norma Jean Klein

May 3, 2020
Norma Jean Klein


A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.


Private family graveside services will be held in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 650 Stephan Ave. Waterloo, Iowa 50701 or NewAldaya Lifescapes, 7511 University Ave. Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613. Cards sent to the Funeral Home will be forwarded to the family.


Norma “Jean” Klein, 91, of Cedar Falls, formerly of Waterloo; passed away Sunday, May 3, 2020 at NewAldaya Lifescapes.  She was born August 27, 1928 in Waterloo the daughter of Tom and Betty Murphy McGrane. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart School.

She married James “Jim” Klein on June 18, 1951 in Waterloo; he preceded her in death on January 11, 1986.

Jean was employed by Stuarts Women’s Clothing Store, later Jean Nicole for 23 years, retiring in 2000.

She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, where she was an active member of the church choir for 65 years.

Survived by: three daughters, Diane Stoffregen (Tony Anderson) of Waterloo, Mary Beth (Max) Kirk of Cedar Falls, Karen (Mike) Jones of Waterloo; five grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and one sister, Patricia Anders of Cedar Falls.

Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; a sister, Betty Winninger; a son-in-law, Bill Stoffregen and brothers-in-law, Larry Winninger and Chuck Anders.

A stranger to her is just a friend she hasn't met yet.

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  1. Megan | May 17, 2020
    I worked at NewAldaya a few years ago and had the pleasure of knowing Shorty. She always made my day so much better and made it a point to give me a hug every night before she went to bed. I still think about her often and hope to bring some of her kindness and joy into my own life. She will be missed by so, so many 
  2. Lynda Boss | May 09, 2020
    Normal Jean was the roommate of my mother-in-law, Bette, at New Aldays.  Bette was so thankful Shorty was around, as was the rest of our family.  Seeing Shorty's smile was always uplifting!  She was a sweet spirit through and through with a warm and caring personality, always interested in others. Peace for the family during this difficult time.
  3. Brian Boss | May 07, 2020
    Sorry for your loss. Such a nice sweet woman.  My mother and Norma were roommates at New Aldaya for a number of years. My mother thought she was a very lucky person to have someone like Norma as her roommate. I saw her often and she was always talkative and nice. Bless your family. 
  4. Brooke Trent | May 05, 2020

    Beth, Max and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God give you peace, comfort and strength during this time and always. 


    Brooke & Jubal

  5. Vickie Trent & Byron Mather | May 04, 2020
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this sad and difficult time.  "Shorty" was such  special person and we always looked forward to our visits with her!  A verse that comforts us is from 2 Corinthians 5:7&8....(for Christians...) "to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord!"  We know that Jean is in heaven with her family and friends who were awaiting her there.  She will be sadly missed here on earth by all who knew and loved her.  We are sharing your sorrow.....Vickie & Byron
  6. Sacred Heart High School Alumni | May 04, 2020
    Our deepest sympathy to the Klein family.
  7. R9vin | May 03, 2020


    Losing a mama is still so fresh in my heart😔 I'm sorry for the hurt and empty feelings. Stay strong my friend!

    Robin and Jeff Friesen❤

  8. Barbara Laue | May 03, 2020

    Sending my love to all the family! It was such a pleasure knowing such a sweet, caring and loving soul! Jesus was proud of his daughter! The family should be very proud she was your mother, grandmother and friend. Rest in peace with your Lord Jean! What a great day for her!


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