Ok Chu “Candy” Klein, age 75 of Henning, formerly of Sauk Centre, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, August 14, 2020 in Rice, Minnesota after a courageous battle with cancer.
Family eulogies will begin at 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19 followed by a memorial service beginning at 2:30 p.m. at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre.
Visitation will be held from 12 to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. All are welcome to attend and to please wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Ok Chu Kang was born December 29, 1944 in Sihung-kun, South Korea to Po Un and On Ye (Chong) Kang. On November 7, 1968 she was united in marriage to Thomas Klein in Seoul, South Korea and later divorced. She travelled and resided in several cities throughout the United States and eventually became a resident of Sauk Centre in 1986. Candy moved to St. Cloud in 2002 and then moved to Henning in 2005. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Henning. Candy did have her roots in Buddhism based on her Korean heritage.
Candy enjoyed playing BINGO, going to the casino, bowling, cooking, playing dice and cards. She was a hard worker and loved spending time with her family.
Survivors include her children, Suzanne Klein (Rose Schwartz) of Cincinnati, Ohio, Tina Klein (Lee Lodermeier) of Rice, Pamela Klein (Mike Wieczorek) of Little Falls, and Kyongtae “William” Kim of Columbus, Ohio; five grandchildren, Jessica Eberle, Erik Heinze, Olivia Heinze (Brian Flood), Jonathan Klein, and Jordana Petschl; brothers and sisters, Ok Nyo Kang, Chony Kang II, Wang Cha Kang, Ok Cha Kang, Sun Ch’ol Kange, and Ok Kyong Chong.
Candy was preceded in death by her parents.
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