Funeral Services Announced for Hillman Murder Victim

ATLANTA, MI – Funeral services have been announced for Danielle Klein who was murdered by her former boyfriend Eric Shay on Sunday, June 7th, 2016, in Hillman.Danielle Klein-1


Ms. Danielle Rae Klein, 30 of Atlanta, Michigan died suddenly on the early morning of August 7, 2016. She was born in Columbus, Texas on December 18, 1985 the daughter of Scott and Debra (Zenker) Klein. She moved to Atlanta in 1993, formerly of Columbus, Texas. She was currently working as a receptionist at Otsego Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic in Lewiston. Danielle had a passion for horses and was very active in 4-H. She was a member of the Montmorency County Fair Board and she showed horses for years. Her family and her children were her top priority and she obtained a very close relationship with those she loved. She always had a smile for everyone and was loved by many. She will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her son, Marshall John Villeneuve; daughter, Abbigail Lynn Shay; mother, Debbie (Jim Baker) Klein of Atlanta; sister, Kim (Ryan) Marlatt of Atlanta; brother, Jace (Aimee) Klein of Gaylord; grandma, Catherine Zenker of Atlanta; nieces and nephews, Ashley, Jessalyn, Carson, Preston, McKenzie, Jayden, William, and Colton.

She was preceded in death by her father, Scott Klein; grandpa, Larry Zenker; grandparents, Merle and Lahoma Klein; aunt, Dawn Kent; and uncle, Shad Zenker.

Funeral services for Ms. Klein will take place at 11:00AM on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at the Atlanta High School elementary gymnasium; Pastor Roger Steele officiating. Visitation will take place from 10:00AM until time of service. Interment will take place at Briley Township Cemetery; Atlanta.

Services have been entrusted to Green Funeral Home of Atlanta.