Robert Francis Klein was born on May 2, 1928. He was a graduate of Purdue University, and served with the United States Army in Korea during the conflict. He worked as a sales representative and an office manager, and at his death was a realtor with Spear & Associates in Ann Arbor. He loved flying, especially gliders, and was a member of the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, serving for three and a half years on the Board of Trustees, with special service in the area of Buildings and Grounds. He was always interested in world affairs, and especially liked meeting people of various beliefs and cultures. He took great pleasure in hosting foreign students, and enjoyed sharing his home with them and learning about each student's background and life style. He was interested in new ideas and could change his mind about an issue after careful study and discussions. He was an avid reader and enjoyed intellectual discussions, lectures, and books.

Bob Klein loved his family, his church, his community - all of life. He was a man of his word, endlessly patient, with a twinkle of fun in his eyes. He valued people and worked to help them get along with one another, even in difficult circumstances. Robert Klein died on September 25, 1986.

Ruth Klein was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She was a graduate of the University of Iowa and received her Master's Degree from the University of Minnesota. She was an educator and taught for several years overseas at U.S. military bases in Japan, Germany, and France. She retired fromt the South Lyon School District in 1993. Ruth was an avid bridge player, a fabulous cook and and active member of The First Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Ruth had a warm, kind, and giving spirit, a wonderful wit and sense of humor. Ruth touched many lives through her teaching and friendships. Ruth Klein died on October 23, 2006

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2012 - Growing a Fair Food System Through Mindful Eating & Civic Engagement - Dr. Oran Hesterman

2008 - 26 Years of Buying Local- All Around the World - Ari Weinzweig

2007 - Sexual and Gender Identities and Faith Communities - Rev. Debra W. Haffner

2006 - Conflict Resolution and Peace-making in the Middle East - Helena Cobban and Juan Cole

2005 - Freeing Ourselves from Fear - Frances Moore Lappé

2004 - National Health Insurance: Fact and Fiction-Dr. Andrew Zweifler

2003 - Human Rights in the Age of Terrorism - Dr. William F. Schulz

2002 - Humanism for the Future - Rev. Suzanne Paul

2001 - FatherLoss: How Men Grieve, How Others Help -- Neil Chethik

2000 - Ten Ways Contemporary Mathaphors are Shaping our Spiritual Lives - Rev. Sarah Voss

1999 - Circle Round:Ritual Making for Women, Men, and Communities- Starhawk

1998 - Terezin, 1944: The Emperor of Atlantis and its Composer - Dr. Siglind Bruhn

1996 - Fist Stick Knife Gun - Geoffry Canada

1995 - Sexuality with Responsibility - Dr. Sylvia S. Hacker

1994 - Is Current Medical Practice Ethical? - Dr. Jack Kevorkian

1993 - Children: The Only Future We Have - Beverly L. McDonald

1992 - Racism in American Society - Dr. Percy Bates

1991 - Paths to Peace an Israeli and Palestinian Perspective - Noel Saleh, Benny Schwartz, and Joe Stroud, Moderator