Keith Klein 79, of Bloomington passed away on Monday, January 25, 2021 at his residence. Keith was born July 4, 1941 in Gary, Indiana and was the son of the late Clarence and Helen (Brennan) Klein.
Keith grew up on Gary and went to college at Indiana University. Keith spent 5 years as a street reporter at NBC News Chicago then returned to his alma mater and began working at IU with Radio and TV. Keith served as program director for WTIU and most remember seeing him on numerous WTIU fund drives and programs such as 'Editor's Desk,' the Monroe County Fair shows and other programming. He was a Rotarian. Keith served as a full time professor at Ivy Tech for 18 years then currently as an adjunct professor where he taught Speech and Communication. He had also served as a Public Relations Director for Cook Inc. and was a member of the Monroe County School Board since 2009 also serving as their President. He worked for WGCL as an on air personality for several years. He also served as emcee of the 4th of July Parade and Canopy of Lights for many years. Keith’s greatest passion was his work with the International Order of DeMolay where he traveled internationally for them and also served as Executive Director for several years. He also was a 33rd Degree Mason. Keith also spent many years as a high school football and basketball referee. Keith was also recognized as a Distinguished Hoosier by Governor Daniels.
Keith is survived by his brother David Klein and his wife Alice of McKinney, Texas; 2 nieces Kristen Klein and Karen Klein and many cousins throughout the United States.
Keith was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be 2-6 pm Sunday, January 31, 2021 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard.
In lieu of flowers donations may be given in Keith’s memory to a charity of your choice or the Bloomington Chapter of DeMolay 5750 N. Murat Rd. Bloomington, IN 47408.