Frederick E. Kline Jr., 92, of Erie, formerly of Shippenville, died Friday, June 13, 2014, at Pleasant Ridge Manor West in Girard.
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Born December 31, 1921, in Rimersburg, he was the son of Frederick E. Kline Sr. and Mary Rugh Kline.
A veteran, Mr. Kline served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.
He married Margaret M. "Peggy" Nelson on January 14, 1942. She preceded him in death on September 5, 2010.
Mr. Kline worked as a supervisor for Eutectic Welding Corporation in Flushing, N.Y., where he retired.
He was a member of the Manor United Methodist Church in Shippenville.
Mr. Kline was also a member of the Clarion Lodge No. 277 F&AM where he was past master, Scottish Rite Valley of New Castle, Zem Zem Shrine of Erie, Clarion County Shrine Club, VFW Post No. 2145 of Clarion, American Legion Post 66 of Clarion, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Post 3807 of Clarion.
He enjoyed golfing and spending his summers working at the Hi-Level Golf Course in Kossuth. He also enjoyed spending his winters in Myrtle Beach.
Survivors include a daughter, Paula Lojak of Girard; a granddaughter, Lori Horn of Girard; three great-granddaughters, Carrie Stoczynski and her husband, Tyler, of Cranberry Township, Allison Nolan of Girard, and Jamie Horn of Girard; a brother, Dick E. Kline and his wife, Rosie, of Rimersburg; a special friend, Jason Schell of Springboro; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Jerry Lojak.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17, at the Robert V. Burns Funeral Home in Clarion.
Masonic services will be held at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17, at the funeral home by Masonic Lodge No. 277 of Clarion.
Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Jerry Belloit, United Methodist pastor, officiating.
Interment will be in Rimersburg Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials and donations can be made to the Friends of Pleasant Ridge, 8300 W Ridge Road, Girard PA 16417; or to the Shiners Hospital for Children, 1645 W 8th Street, Erie PA 16505.
Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.rvburnsfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Leader Vindicator from June 17 to June 26, 2014