Olivia Dorothy Kleine, 95, departed this life at 2:35 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
On April 15, 1924, in Maple Leaf, S.D., Olivia D. Ruede was born. She was a treasured daughter of Gottlieb and Dora Klaudt Ruede. Growing up she shared her childhood with two sisters and two brothers.
In Rochester on Oct. 3, 1942, she married Mr. Ernest Floyd. They enjoyed 33 years of life’s adventures. Sadly he passed away on Feb. 21, 1976.
On March 7,1987, in Rochester, she married Mr. Howard Kleine. Their union of 13 years was sadly concluded when he passed away on Dec. 15, 2000.
With a strong work ethic, she was a seamstress for Hart-Schaffner-Marx for two decades until she retired in 1987. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Rochester. She liked flower gardening, crocheting and crafts. Her favorite game was Bingo. She enjoyed playing many spirited rounds while cultivating friendships.
She is lovingly remembered by three children, including Gloria Cox and husband Nelson, Rochester; and Ernest Floyd and wife Rosie, Greenville, Ala.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death are her parents: Gottlieb and Dora Ruede; two husbands: Ernest Floyd and Howard Kleine; a son: Jack A. Floyd on Aug. 5, 2006; two sisters: Alice Lewis and Betty Long; two brothers: Ernest D. Floyd and Jack Floyd; and great-grandson: Jacob M. Goodman on May 11, 2019.
Private family services were held. Memorial services celebrating the life of Olivia Kleine will be held at a later date. Interment was in the Athens Cemetery. Rev. Curtis May officiated. Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, 404 Jefferson St., Rochester, IN 46975.