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William "Bill" G. Klein

March 3, 1939 May 11, 2019
William "Bill"  G. Klein
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William “Bill” G. Klein

Age 80 of Burlington passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Home in Union Grove. He was born March 3rd, 1939 to George and Gladys (nee McQueen) Klein in Burlington, WI. His early life was spent in Burlington where he graduated from Burlington High School. Following graduation, Bill enlisted in the Army National Guard where he served for seven years. At this time, he also started his racing career, driving modified and sprint cars at various racetracks. His car “Bullwinkle” #67 would be seen racing at Kenosha County Speedway, Lake Geneva Raceway, Waukegan Speedway, Capitol Speedway, Beaver Dam Raceway and many other area racetracks. Bill enjoyed the thrill of speed and also raced snowmobiles for Arctic Cat throughout the Midwest. Bill was the first President of the Interstates Racing Association IRA. He enjoyed working on his race cars, riding his 1949 Harley and later his Kawasaki. Bill loved the outdoors; camping, snowmobiling and doing his woodworking projects. Bill was employed at Alby Block and Wisconsin Brick & Block for 37 years as a truck driver.


On December 31, 1993 he was united in marriage to Judith Kerkman-Pulera in Burlington where they have been lifetime residents. Bill is survived by his wife Judy, children: Robert (Kathryn) Klein, David (Wendy) Klein, Jeffery (Candee) Klein, Jeff (Shawn) Pulera, Donna Plencner, Chris (Michele) Pulera and Mike Pulera, grandchildren: Laura, Elizabeth, Emma, Julia, Logan, Nicole, Josephine and Morgan Klein; Samantha Reesman; Brandon, Kelsey, and Anna Pulera; Tyler, Kyle, and Myles Jones; Lily Pulera and Sandra Plencner. He is further survived by his siblings: Steven (Marcia) Klein, Gerald (Cheryl) Klein, brother-in-law Steve Luerssen and nephews Chad Luerssen, Justin and Christopher Klein, other relatives and friends. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Dolores Bauman and second wife Joan Recknagel, his sister Kathleen (Steve) Luerssen and a granddaughter Harley Klein.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the nurses and CNA’s at the Wisconsin Veterans Nursing Home in Union Grove for all their care and compassion the past 2 months.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 3:00PM at the Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home. Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Sunday from 1:00PM until 3:00PM, at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Burlington Cemetery.




Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home & Crematory
625 S. Browns Lake Drive
Burlington, WI 53105
(262) 763-3434
www.danielsfamilyfuneral.com


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Visitation

Sunday

19

May

1:00 PM 5/19/2019 1:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 5/19/2019 3:00:00 PM
Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home

625 Browns Lake Drive
Burlington, WI 53105

Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home
625 Browns Lake Drive Burlington 53105 WI
United States

Service

Sunday

19

May

3:00 PM 5/19/2019 3:00:00 PM
Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home

625 Browns Lake Drive
Burlington, WI 53105

Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home
625 Browns Lake Drive Burlington 53105 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Burlington Cemetery Final Resting Place

702 Browns Lake Drive
Burlington, WI 53105

702 Browns Lake Drive Burlington 53105 WI
United States
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