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Marcella Jane Klein

Marcella Jane Dvorak Klein, 85, of rural Oxford, died peacefully Saturday, March 17, at Briarwood Care Center surrounded by her family.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, March 21, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Iowa City, with the Very Rev. Rudolph Juarez officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation was at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service, where a rosary was recited. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Marcella Klein Memorial Fund.
Marcella was born Feb. 7, 1933, on a farm near Cuba, Kan., the daughter of Wesley and Mary (Kasha) Benyshek. Marcella married Edwin Dvorak on Sept. 12, 1951, in Ely. He died on June 29, 1973. On Sept. 18, 1976, Marcella married Cletus Klein.
Marcella was employed for over 30 years in central sterilizing at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, retiring in 1995.
Marcella was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, the Swisher American Legion Auxiliary, Union Township Women, Iowa City Eagle’s Auxiliary 695, and REAC Retired Eagles Activity Club. She helped to organize many of the activities for the groups she belonged to. Marcella liked music and dancing, and time spent crocheting and gardening. Most important to Marcella was her family.
Marcella is survived by her husband, Cletus; her children, Joyce (Michael) Kinney of New Jersey, Lu Ann Dvorak of Iowa City and David (Melody) Dvorak of Viola; stepchildren, Kevin (Mary) Klein of North Liberty, Keith (Kandi) Klein of Oxford, Sheila Klein and Tony Klein, both of Iowa City; 10 grandchildren, Bradley (Alana) Beyer, Melissa (Danny) Bartoldus, Sean Ryan, Bethany Ryan, Brandon (Alisha) Dvorak, Heather Dvorak, Jesse (Gwen) Klein, Travis Klein, Chad Klein and Kristin (Collin) Birch; six great-grandchildren, Dylan, Araya, Harper, Easton, Sarah and David; in-laws and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Marcella was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, infant son Richard Dvorak, her siblings Eugene, Victor, Victoria, Douglas and Jo Ann, and stepson Gary Klein.
Online condolences may be sent to www.lensingfuneral.com.