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Edward James Klein

July 9, 1945 ~ July 7, 2018 (age 72)

Edward James Klein

Edward James Klein, 72, Gorham, died Saturday, July 7, 2018 at HaysMed.

He was born July 9, 1945 in Hays to Sylvanius and Leona (Sander) Klein.  He grew up in Pfeifer and graduated from St. Joseph’s Military Academy in Hays.  He met and fell in love with Coralee Kuntzsch of Hays, and they were married July 2, 1966.  They settled in Wichita to raise their three children, Brian Klein, Curtis Klein, and Amy (Klein) Brown.  His passion for photography led him from photographic sales manager for Lawrence Photo in Wichita to starting his own company, Location One Photo, where he would spend the remaining years until retirement freezing memories and moments in time for others as well as family and friends.

Those close to Ed knew him to be a kind, honorable, and generous man whose handshake and word was backed with integrity to make it his bond.  But to us who loved him dearly, he was simply Eddie, loving husband, friend, and dad. 

Survivors include his wife Coralee of the home in Gorham, his three children; Brian Klein of Hays, Curtis Klein of Gorham, and Amy (Klein) Brown of Gorham, six grandchildren; Gregory Sean Brown II of Wichita, Gage Brown of Gorham, Cady, Cory, and Bilia of Great Bend, and Bekka of Gorham, and four great grandchildren.

Private inurnment will be held at a later date.  Condolences may sent to the family in care of Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street, Hays, Kansas, or left at

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