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James Kline

June 21, 1934 ~ April 8, 2021 (age 86)


Jim Kline, 86, passed away April 8, 2021. 

Jim was the best husband, father, and Popeye, as affectionately called by his 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Jim retired from Local 219 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union after 42 years. Jim was a family-first man. He never missed an event his kids were part of. Jim and family always enjoyed the trip to Port Huron, Michigan for the Makinaw boat races. He always enjoyed his Friday night poker club. His passion was golf which his parents taught him and he passed that love down to his children and grandchildren. He has 3 hole-in-ones to his credit, 2 at Valley View and 1 at Turkeyfoot. After golf on Tuesdays, he would go to Frank's Place, someone would play Centerfield by John Fogerty and Jim would have the whole bar singing. He loved to go to Frank’s Place to watch the Ohio State vs. Michigan game each year. Jim and Joan loved to entertain - JGK Invitational Golf Outing, 4th of July party, football parties, and of course, the famous St. Patrick’s Day party. 

Jim is preceded in death by parents Germaine and Viola; wife of 55 years, Joan, son Kevin, and great-granddaughter Charlotte. He is survived by daughter Karen (Jeff) Sattler, and son Keith (Kathy) Kline; 8 grandchildren, Jennifer (Stephen) Harris, Katie (Scott) Riley, Bobby (Tracy) Sattler, Scott (Gabriela) Lauritzen, Michael (Kendra) Kline, Michelle (AJ) Hill, James (Kelsey) Kline, and Tricia (Bug) Silovich, and 13 great-grandchildren. Brother Bruce (Joann) Kline. Daughter Kim (Paul) Lauritzen. Many nieces and nephews. 

The family is asking that you bring a golf ball to calling hours to fill a jar in Jim’s memory. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Heart Association. 

Calling hours will be on Friday, April 16 from 3 pm - 7 pm at Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel, 85 N. Miller Rd, Fairlawn, OH 44333. Mass will be held Saturday, April 17 at 11 am at St. Vincent Church. COVID-19 safety protocols will be observed.

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April 16, 2021

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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