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Obituary for Edward L Kline
Edward L. Kline, 73, of Groveland, IL passed away Wednesday October 3, 2012 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. He was born May 5, 1939 in Olney, IL to Bliss and Ruth Gregory Kline. He married Retha Jones in Springfield, IL on October 12, 1965. She survives along with his sons, Gregory W. Kline of Washington, PA, Scott A. (Amy Jo) Kline of Tiskilwa, IL; daughter, Kathy L. Gregory-Kline of Macomb, MI; nine grandchildren; sister, Christine (John) Kline-Campbell of Pekin and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Raymon E. Kline. Edward served in the U.S. Army. He was a Project Supervisor in the Technical Department/Information Technology at Caterpillar for 35 years before retiring in 1999. He was an avid sports enthusiast and loved NASCAR. He enjoyed working with electronics and Ham Radios; he had his Ham Radio License. He also enjoyed traveling and camping with his family. Cremation has been accorded and a Memorial Service will be held Saturday October 6, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Abts Mortuary in Pekin, IL with visitation two hours prior at the funeral home. Deacon Ernie Whited will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brad Campbell Memorial Fund, which benefits local children’s charities at 3302 Sheridan Road, Pekin, IL 61554.