Edward James Klein, 72, Gorham, died Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Hays Medical Center.

He was born July 9, 1945, in Hays to Sylvanius and Leona (Sander) Klein. He grew up in Pfeifer and graduated from St. Joseph Military Academy in Hays.

He married Coralee Kuntzsch on July 2, 1966. They settled in Wichita and raised their three children. His passion for photography led him from photographic sales manager for Lawrence Photo in Wichita to starting his own company, Location One Photo, where he would spend the remaining years until retirement. He was kind, honorable, generous and a loving husband, friend, and dad.

Survivors include his wife, of the home in Gorham; two sons, Brian Klein, Hays, and Curtis Klein, Gorham; a daughter, Amy (Klein) Brown, Gorham; six grandchildren, Gregory Sean Brown II., Wichita, Gage Brown, Gorham, Cady, Cory, and Bilia, all of Great Bend, and Bekka, Gorham; and four great-grandchildren.

Private inurnment will be at a later date.

Condolences can left for the family in care of Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601 or at www.haysmemorial.com.