Black Hawk County

Pfc. Vern F. Klein




Notes About N. E. Iowans
in the Service

Hudson – Mrs. Vern Klein has been notified by the war department that her husband, Pfc. Vern Klein, who has been overseas since the middle of September, has been missing in action in Germany since Nov. 9. Private Klein’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Klein, live at 725 Washington street, Waterloo. A brother, Pvt. Emmett Klein, is in Belgium. Mrs. Klein, who was Dorothy Rosauer before her marriage last Dec. 27, lives with her father, W. C. Rosauer, in Hudson.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Wednesday, November 29, 1944, Page 7

Vern Klein Killed in Germany

Pfc. Vern F. Klein, 24, of Waterloo, who has been listed as missing in action in Germany since Nov. 8, 1944, Friday was reported killed in action on that date, in a war department telegram received by his wife, who lives in Hudson, Ia.

Private Klein, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Klein, 725 Washington street, is a former employe (sic) of the Cownie Fur Co. He entered service with the coast artillery in September, 1942, and was transferred to the infantry in June, 1944. He went overseas in September, 1944, after basic at Camp Maxey, Tex.

He was born Sept. 23, 1921, at Blessing, Ia., and attended Sacred Heart school after moving here with his parents in 1925. On Dec. 27, 1943, he married Dorothy Rosauer, of Hudson, at Berkeley, Cal.

Surviving, besides his parents and wife, are three sisters, Mrs. Roy Duggan, 1100 ½ Grant avenue, Mrs. Dick O’Donnell, White Bear Lake, Minn., and Mrs. John Kortemeyer, Hamilton, O.; and two brothers, Pvt. Emmett Klein, in Germany, and Milton Klein, 905 ½ West Ninth street.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Friday, June 29, 1945, Page 5 (photo included)

Pvt. Vern F. Klein served in World War II with the U.S. Army 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division and was MIA/KIA and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was buried in Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands

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