Stefanie Barbara Klein, neé Waldherr, of Bethesda, MD, passed away peacefully on July 9, 2021. She was born on January 22, 1936 in Burglengenfeld, Germany, to Berta Bolz and Anton Waldherr. She was married to Peter Josef Klein on October 15, 1957, in Munich, Germany. She is survived by her two daughters, Jeannette Carol Frandé of Clarksville, Maryland and Lydia Christine Kendrick of San Marcos, Texas. She is also survived by her grandson, Christopher Michael Frandé of Clarksville, Maryland, nephew, Peter Waldherr of Munich, Germany, and her nieces, Claudia Waldherr, and Brigitte Waldherr also of Munich, Germany. She is preceded in death by her parents and her three brothers, Anton (Toni) Waldherr, Johann (Hans) Waldherr and Erwin Waldherr.
Stefanie, known as “Steffi” by all her close friends and family loved to travel and entertain and was gifted with many talents—among the best were her cooking and baking abilities, but she was also a master seamstress and could fix just about anything. She was a loving mother, grandmother and a loyal friend whowould drop everything if you needed her. She volunteered at the German Church and joined many of her friends making crafts for their annual Christmas Bazaar; she was also a member of Our Lady of Mercy parish since 1976.
Steffi loved people and so enjoyed spending time with family and friends. There are no words to adequately express how much she will be missed.
Her funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 9200 Kentsdale Drive, Potomac MD on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 10:30am with burial services to follow at Gate of Heaven in Silver Spring,MD.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to COPD Foundation