Don Klein, of rural Smithton, will celebrate his 81st birthday with a card shower.
He was born July 16, 1932. He has been married to the love of his life, Juanita, for 57 years.
He served in the Korean War and has been a farmer his entire life. He lives on his century farm and began farming with his father until he retired. Now, he farms with his son and grandson.
He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, faith, fishing and gardening. He also is an avid dancer and has taught several people various dance steps including his daughters and granddaughters. He went on the Honor Flight and his daughter served as his proud escort.
He has six children, Donna Waters, of Raytown; Randy Klein, of Mora; Jeff Klein, of Smithton; Mary Sebben, of Raymore; Joan Gerke, of Pilot Grove; and Rick Klein, of Parkville; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Cards may be sent to him at 32865 Highway M, Smithton, MO 65350.