He was born October 20, 1929 in Huron Township, Ohio, to the late William H. and Carrie (Watzel) Klein, and was a lifelong area resident. Lewis was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, and was a member of the Collins United Methodist Church. He was a working member of Labor Union Local #480, and was a former member of the American Saddlebred Association. Lewis enjoyed raising and showing American Saddlebred horses, gardening, was an avid Cleveland Browns, Indians, and Cavaliers fan, an Ohio State Buckeye fan, and especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Susan J. (Grambo) Klein of Norwalk, Ohio, by his son, Terry E. (Anna) Klein of Sandusky, Ohio, by his daughter, Karen R. (Jason) Lawrence of Norwalk, Ohio, by his grandchildren, Alyssa, Eden, and Kyle, and by his sister, Arlene McElroy of Sandusky, Ohio. Lewis was preceded in death by his brothers, Glenn and Harvey Klein, and by his sisters, Francis Hofer, and Henrietta Thompson.
Friends may call on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service at 4:00 p.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio. Rev. Bob Grover will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870, or to Saddlebred Rescue, 6 Meadow Cliff Lane, Hardwick, New Jersey, 07825. Online condolences may be made by going to www.edwakerfuneralhome.com.