Iris Klein

Iris N Klein. 45 Of Laramie passed away December 21, 2017 at her residence peacefully.

Iris was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin, to her parents Byron Rutland, And Nancy Martino. In addition to her parents she is survived by her life partner, Amanda McMurtrey; her daughter Bailey Klein; her brothers Kenny Degler, Jimmy Martino, Joey Martino, Justin Martino, Josh Rutland, Jesse Rutland and George McMurtrey; her sisters Kim Degler, Rhonda Degler, Jennifer Martino, Amanda Rutland, Tiffany Martino and Samtha Olswanger; her step-parents Jay Martino and Tammy Rutland; and her mother in-law, Deb McMurtrey. She is also survived by her many aunt, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was a kind gentle person with a heart of gold and a trucker’s mouth. She lived life on her own terms, she would lecture you on how badly you messed up and then would be there to help you fix it. She was a jokester, loved life, music, babies and animals.

Growing up she was in 4-H, FFA and band. She loved Beatrice her cow. She attended and graduated from WyoTech

She loved all kinds of music from classical, country and even rap.

She worked for Kirby vacuum, as a bouncer at Wild Willy’s, Hastings, U-haul trailers, and Petro as the General Manger. Before becoming a mother to her beautiful daughter, she helped her mother take care of her brothers and sisters for several years. She took care of her many nieces and nephews as well.

Iris was proud of her pretty, bright, and beautiful Tattoos, but they were pale compared to her colorful personality.

There will be no services scheduled at this time, cremation has taken place.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Iris Klein Memorial Fund c/o ACPE Federal Credit Union, 2835 Grand Ave., Laramie, WY 82070.



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Condolences (10)

  • Anonymous

    I miss you my darling daughter. I hope you are with your Grandmas and Grandpas in heaven and that you have sent our love. I tried to call you today but you didn't answer. I love you so much.

  • Kearns

    I'm glad I got to meet you Iris you were one of the strongest woman I knew , you left way too soon. Please give our Nate a great big hug

  • Laura

    We love the warmth you've brought to our friend Roxann, which she shared us your stories of your laughter and sorrows . Tori and I send you the warmest thoughts. May we keep your distant friendship close to our hearts. We shall never forget your name and love you shared. Rest easy.

  • Tori

    Sorry for your loss. Wish we could have met in person. I will always have you in thought for your rugged personality and optimism you had for our dear friend, Roxanne. Much Love from Texas.

  • Rachel Turner

    Iris... this name will forever be in my heart and soul... for the short amount of time that I knew Iris, she left such a lasting impression on my heart... The woman I knew could make me laugh, and cry in the Same sitting... she was always full of good advice, although usually a little rough around the edges, she always made me feel better... I never met a stronger more impowered woman in my life, and will forever remember Iris... Amanda, Bailey, and Rhonda my deepest sympathy and respect... And as well to the family that I did not have the pleasure of knowing... I’ll miss her face... Rachel Turner

  • Nichole Holzli

    I saw Iris as my mentor. Her family took me and my girls in as family for many years. She will be utterly missed. So much love and many hugs to Amanda, Bailey, Rhonda and the rest of the family. ❤️

  • Amanda Posey

    So sorry for everyone's loss. She was loved by so many people and I know it's hurting us all. She was such a unique funny person you cannot ever replace. I miss you and your truckers mouth so much but am glad your not in pain. Love you iris.

  • Jennifer Gorham

    My heartfelt condolences to Iris's life partner and to her entire family. I've known Iris and her family for many years and am so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of Iris. Iris was one of a kind. Full of life, love, compassion, and courage. She lived her life as she chose to and let nothing stand in her way. To some she had a tough exterior and could appear intimidating but that wasn't who Iris was at all. Iris was a woman with a heart of gold. Taken home far to soon but will live on in the hearts of all who knew her, loved her, and were privileged to have her as a friend. R.I.P. Iris, you will be missed.

  • Dickson, Andy

    Your support, love and laughter will be missed by many

  • Tabitha

    To Iris' s family, Sorry for your loss. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers. She will be greatly missed


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