Carl Glen Kline
                                   December 3, 1933 -- February 5, 2016

Carl Glen Kline, 82 years old, died Friday, February 5, 2016 at Elkhart General
Hospital.  He was born on December 3, 1933 at home in White Pigeon,
Michigan to Glen and Nina (Sommers) Kline.  He leaves behind his wife of 63
years, Marian; they were married in Union MI on November 15, 1952. Also
surviving are two daughters, Becky (Gareth) Davies of Rochester, MI;
Jennifer (Mark) Lindley of Aurora, CO ;  two sons, Greg Kline of Dallas TX
and David Kline, of Elkhart, IN; four grandchildren, Sian, Mark, Cameron and
Tyler; one great grandchild, Alexander;  two sisters, Theo (Edward) Outman
of Middlebury, Cleo (Dave) Heath of White Pigeon, MI; a brother, Bruce
(Georgia) Kline of Schoolcraft, MI.  He was preceded in death by his parents
and a sister, Hazel Pickrell. Carl was a retired dairy, grain and hog farmer and
spent many years on the board of the Constantine Co-op and 25 years on the
Michigan Milk Producers Association board.  In his youth, Carl was an avid
sportsman and played football, basketball and baseball for Constantine high
school.  Carl was an active 4-H member and a representative at the 4-H Club
Congress in 1951.  He served in the army in 1952 -53 and was member of the
Grange.  He was a long time member, deacon and elder of the Vistula
Christian Church and more recently, a member of First United Methodist
Church of Middlebury.  Visitation will be held on Sunday February 7, from
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home in Middlebury. Funeral
services will take place at First United Methodist Church of Middlebury on
Monday, February 8, at 10:30 am with viewing starting at 10:00. Services will
be conducted by Pastor Ron Russell. Burial will be in Vistula Cemetery,
Bristol. Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church of
Middlebury.


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We send our condolences in the loss of Carl. He will be missed. He was a
great man.
Elmer & Rosa  Troyer
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Marian;Our prayers are with you. We were shocked at the email from Nancy.
We very much would want to be at Carl's funeral. However you and him
would understand the reason better than anyone. We just left Fort Lauderdale
this afternoon on a Cruise. You will be in our thoughts as I know how much
he enjoyed cruising. I also thought Carl was a great board member as I had
the privilege to serve with him for his 25 years on the MMPA board.
Margaret and Velmar Green
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Praying for the family. I will never forget the experiences I had working on the
Kline farms while growing up - and the hearty lunches Marion served. God
bless you!
Paul and Pam Aurand
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I knew very little of Carl Kline.  However it was my great pleasure to have
coached sons: Bruce, Greg & David.  It is with good memories looking back
on them as students 7 athletes.  My condolences to the entire Kline family.
Davh Horn - retired coach
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Dave, Greg, Jenny and Becky - I am saddened to learn of your dad's passing.  
My sympathies to you, your families, and your mom.
Darlene (Culp) Byland
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I am so very sorry for your loss, Ron enjoyed building your house for you,
such great people.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Ralph and Patty Eash
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I hadn't seen Carl or the family for over 40 years, but I remember him very
well. In 1971 he was at the 4-H spring pig auction. I was 11 years old, and
there with my dad to buy my pig for my 4-H project. Carl chose 2 pigs that he
liked and recommended. One was a blue ribbon winner, and the other was
Grand Champion Market Barrow at the Elkhart Co. fair that year. I wish I had
taken the time to thank him then. I never forgot, and as an adult I had hoped
our paths would cross so I could let him know what that meant to me. My
regrets to the family. I'm very sorry for your loss. I'll remember him forever as
a good man and a pretty good eye for champions.
From: Gene Troyer
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