In memoriam

2.5.2021 Issue

Donald Stephen Klein passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Jan. 17, 2021 at age 86 in Omaha. A private burial was held and officated by Rabbi Steven Abraham.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ilene Klein; parents, Edith and Elmer Klein; and grandson Donald Maurice Tikalsky.

He is survived by wife Dolores (Dee), daughters and sons-in-law, Stephani and Jim Tikalsky and Vicki and Steve Allely; stepdaughters Joann Rogers, Karen Memmel and Maria Vullo; grandchildren: Taylor and Mercer Gunnels, Mitchell and Marissa Sanford, Libby and Carter Haaland, Sid Tikalsky and Gianna Memmel; brother, Phil Klein and sister-in-law, Susie Silverman; and more family and friends too numerous to mention.

Memorials may be sent to the Donald Maurice Tikalsky Camp Scholarship Fund (, the Omaha Jewish Community Center, Planned Parenthood Heartland or the organization of your choice.