Heather Klein, 43, of Colton, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at her home after a battle with cancer. Her funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 28, 2016 in the Trent Baptist Church. Visitation with the family present will be from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Kahler Funeral Home. A prayer service will begin at 4:00 p.m. On-line condolences may be left at the Kahler Funeral Home website.
Heather Marie Graves was born on January 9, 1973 at Dell Rapids, SD, the daughter of Doug and Susan (Halvorson) Graves. Her father passed away at a young age and her mother remarried Rodney Feuerhelm. Rodney adopted and helped raise her. She grew up in Trent and attended school in Flandreau, graduating from Flandreau High School in 1991. After high school Heather worked for Hutchinson Technology. She started dating Chris Klein in 1998 and the couple married in 1999. They made their home in Colton where the couple was blessed with two daughters, Gillian in 2001 and Elizabeth in 2004. While raising her children and working full time, Heather went back to college and received her degree in accounting. She helped her sister, Dulcy with raising Dulcy’s three children for a couple years. She then went to work for Duluth Trading Company in Sioux Falls.
Heather liked working on her garden and flower beds, doing puzzles, loved music and her hockey teams, the Pittsburg Penguins and Sioux Falls Stampede. She had a special place in her heart for her dog, Cooper.
She is survived by her husband, Chris of Colton; her daughters, Gillian and Elizabeth both at home; her mother, Susan Feuerhelm of Trent; her sister, Dulcy (Scott) Poppenga of Worthing; her brother, Kelly (Amber) Feuerhelm of Baltic; her nieces and nephews, Caden, Connor, Kaylee, Reese and Ryder; her in-laws, Don and Cheryl Klein of Dell Rapids; her brother-in-law, Jeff Sorensen of Melvin, IA and many other relatives.
She is preceded in death by her fathers; her sister-in-law, Stacey Sorensen; and both sets of paternal grandparents and her maternal grandparents.