Copied from the original newspaper by Researcher E. Rowley

The Goldendale Sentinel - October 1, 1964, pg 1

Heintz Klein Victim of Heart Attack Tuesday

"Heintz J. Klein, one of the most colorful characters in this area, was found dead at his ranch house early Tuesday afternoon by John and Garver Castle of Lyle, who called at the ranch to visit the 84-year-old pioneer. Klein had made his home near Stackers Canyon for many years.

According to the sheriff’s office they received a call from John Castle at 2:13 telling of finding of Klein’s body just outside the back door of his home. Chief Deputy Robert Cahill and Judge Jack O’Neil went to the scene. Jerry Waybright of the Goldendale ambulance service also was present and brought the remains to the Knosher Funeral Home.

Investigating officers said there was no indication of foul play and that Klein apparently had died from a heart attack.

On Saturday Waybright had brought Klein to Klickitat Valley Hospital for treatment of a slight stroke. Waybright told a representative of The Sentinel that efforts to have Klein relax on the ambulance cot were in vain and that he insisted on sitting up on his way to the hospital. He was released from the hospital Monday.

Sheriff D.H. Pruitt and Coroner Alf M. Jacobsen went to the Klein ranch late Tuesday afternoon to secure any valuables left in the home as a precaution against possible robbery of the vacated home.

At press time Wednesday no funeral arrangements had been made. Mr. Klein, as far as can be learned, has no survivors, other than his wife Elsa, a patient at the Simcoe Manor Nursing Home."

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