Bill Klein

Profile Updated: December 4, 2009
Residing In: Rochester, MN USA
Spouse/Partner: Jeanne
Occupation: General Sales Manager KAAL-TV
Children: Robert 1983
Michelle 1985
Stephanie 1990
School Story:

Rode the bench in sports but still had a great time being the best teammate I could be. Really enjoyed being in plays. I got to know a lot more people than if I'd just done sports. Intramural basketball senior year was fun.

If you could go back to high school, what would you do differently?

It would have been interesting to be on the debate team. Wish I hadn't been so shy with
girls. Our class had, and still has, so many lovely ladies. It would have been nice to go to a dance!

Did you have one or more part time jobs while in high school? If so, dish the details.

My Mom & Dad's business (Klein Luggage and Leather Goods) took up lots of time. But I still bagged groceries at a couple stores and also
worked at Hanny's.

Did you have a car in high school? If so, dish the details.

My brother Joe and I had a red Duster. I was
Starsky and he was Hutch.

Did you attend any school dances? If so, with whom?

See above comments on shyness with girls.

What three words would your friends have used to described you in 1976?

Funny, conversational, clueless.

What three words would your friends use to describe you today?

Funny, conversational, slightly less clueless.
I was voted least changed at our 10-year
reunion. I probably still haven't changed much.

In 1976, what did you imagine as your dream job, and how close did you come to fulfilling the dream?

I wanted to be the next Bob Costas (a sports
broadcaster). I did sports play by play in college and for a while after college.

What do you know today, that you wish you'd known as a teenager?

That while I'm far from the coolest guy on the planet, I'm not the doofus I thought I was from time to time in High School.

Using John Marshall as a starting point, what is the farthest point you've ever traveled to, and why?

London, England. I took my two oldest children
there (Bob & Shelly). What a great trip!

If you could invite 10 people, living or dead, to a dinner party, who would you invite?

Jesus, Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, Jackie Robinson,
Jerry West, Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa,
Ted Williams, Shakespeare, Benjamin Netanyahu.

(I consider Mother Teresa "one of the guys.")

What film or literary character do you most identify with, and why?

Boy, this question is REALLY deep...

I'll say "The Artful Dodger" from Oliver Twist because I got to play him in High School.

What have you always wanted to do that you haven't done yet?

Visit Jerusalem.

What do you like best about being in your 50s?

Well, other than the fact that I should be smarter now, I wouldn't mind being 30 again. Tim Bungum
(Mayo class of '76) and I played touch football against a bunch of JM kids in their early 20's the
day after Thanksgiving (2008) and after that I could barely walk and my right shoulder was killing me. Still looking for the positive in all that.

What do you do for fun?

I follow sports and politics. I love to read.

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Welcome aboard David !! Are you still in the Air Force or retired now?

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Mike, still love your grad pic !! :) Hey, too bad about Jim Scheid. Hope you were able to make it to his wake/celebration of his life up in the Twin Cities today. I had all my kids and grand kids home to Rochester this weekend so I wasn't able to make it. My wife, Jeanne and I will probably stop by and see John and Helen sometime this next week. Bill

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