Paul Joseph (Mick) Kline, 75
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Paul Joseph (Mick) Kline, 75, of Lafayette passed into eternal life at 10:55 p.m. at IU Arnett Hospital on December 2, 2012. He was born in Kokomo on November 27, 1937, the son of George O. and Marie M. (Amick) Kline. He attended grade school at St. Patrick's and high school at Our Lady of the Lake Seminary in Syracuse Indiana.
Enlisting on the day after his 18th birthday in 1955, he served for 21 years in the United States Air Force. During his time in the service he was assigned to Randolph AFB, TX, Eilson AFB in Alaska, Grissom AFB and Strategic Air Command at Offutt AFB Nebraska. Before his retirement in 1976 he was promoted to Senior MSGT and was awarded the Meritorius Service Award.
After his retirement from the military Mr. Kline was employed as a management engineer at St. Joseph's Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis. He also worked in system management and became a senior systems analyst in the fifteen years that he served the hospital. Paul was highly skilled in woodworking, and enjoyed fishing, traveling and time with family and friends during his retirement.
Mick is survived by his wife, Dr. Anne Marie Williams; a brother, Patrick and his wife, Maggie; four daughters, Michelle and her husband, Paul Dinges, Annie Fleming, Margie Jankowski, Maria Colello; two sons, Damian and his wife, Rose Kline, David Kline; eleven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and Niece Missy Kline.
He was preceded in death by his parents and then his brother Fr. Charles Kline in 2005.
Rather than flowers, please consider donating to the Disable American Veterans in Mick's memory or the tuition assistance fund for St. Joan of Arc and Patrick School. Visitation will be on Tuesday December 4, 2012, at St. Patricks Catholic Church 1229 N. Washington St. in Kokomo from 4 to 6 p.m. with a memorial service taking place at 6 p.m. with Fr. Gene Schroeder. A Mass of a Christian burial will take place on Wednesday December 5, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the St. Patricks Catholic Church with Celebrant Bishop William L. Higi. Mick will be buried at 11 a.m. Thursday with full military honors in the National Cemetery on the VA grounds in Marion. Online condolences can be sent to www.stoutandson.com.
Stout & Son Funeral Home, Russiaville, assisted the family with arrangements.
Published in the Journal & Courier from Dec. 3 to Dec. 5, 2012