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Dorothy J. Kleene

February 20, 1936 — December 23, 2018

Dorothy Jeanette Kleene, age 82, of Sioux City died Sunday December 23, 2018 at a local care facility.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Peace Reformed Church in Sioux City. Graveside services will precede the memorial service at 10:00am Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 3:00-7:00 p.m. with the family present 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Christy Smith Funeral Homes, Morningside Chapel.
Dorothy was born near Ireton, Iowa on February 20, 1936, the daughter of John and Jennie Bleyenberg) Miedema. She attended school in Hull, Iowa and graduated from Western Christian High School with the class of 1953. She was united in marriage with LeRoy R. Kleene on September 5, 1958 in Sioux Center, Iowa. LeRoy preceded her in death in Sioux City on March 1, 2017.
The couple moved to Sioux City in 1967 from Sioux Center, Iowa. Dorothy worked for Zenith-Wincharger in Sioux City until the plant closed. She then worked at Iowa Beef Processors until retiring. She was a member of Peace Reformed Church.
Dorothy was very devoted to her family. She loved to cook and bake for all of her grandchildren. No matter what they wanted, she made it for them.
Her life will always be remembered and cherished by her family which includes her children: Pat and Dean Sheehan, Steve and Kristy Kleene, Geri Long and Ronny Green, De Anne and Jim Wilson, Le Anne and Eric Quade, and Dwight and Laura Kleene. She is also survived by her 11 grandchildren: Rachel and Brandon Weitzel, Ryan and Katy Sheehan, Tyler and Calla Kleene, Alex and Tessa Kleene, Austin and Jamie Stubbs, Trevor Wilson, Brooke Wilson, Nolan Quade, Sean Fitzgerald, Spencer Kleene, Tanner Kleene, and her 7 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters: Henrietta Ribbens, Theresa Cleveringa, and Frieda Beirma, sisters-in-law: Jackie (Ralph) Smith, Arlene (Howard) Smit, Shirley Kleene, Carolyn Kleene, and brothers-in-law: Bob (Ileta) Kleene, and Wayne Marra.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; brother, Henry Miedema; sister, Ida Van Donge; brothers-in-law, Rich VanDonge, Bill Bierma, Douglas Ribbens, Nelson Cleveringa, Bill Kleene, and Gerald Kleene; and sisters-in-law, Jeanette Miedema, Betty Urban and Mick Marra.
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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Christy-Smith Funeral Homes - Morningside Chapel

1801 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

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