William Kline

William J. Kline

MANSFIELD: William J. Kline, 87, of Mansfield, residing at the Waterford, died Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Lexington Court Care. Born December 27, 1925 in Mansfield, he was the son of Herb and Ethel (Hall) Kline. William graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1944 and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II for 3 ½ years in the South Pacific. He also owned several fast food stores for 28 years.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Eleanir (Cassel) Kline of Mansfield; daughters, Kimberly Kline of Ithaca, NY and Leslie Kline of Ronan, Montana; son, Matthew (Cheryl) Kline of Mansfield; sister, Marlene Marquis of Mansfield; grandchildren, Jason (Jenni) Kline, Chris (LaNette) Kline, and Jessica Hoffman, all of Mansfield, Kate Kline of Los Angeles, CA, and Jay McGowan and Perri McGowan of Ithaca, NY; six great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews including, Joan and Don Place. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Kline, sister, Ellen MacLean, and daughter, Susan. He will be missed.

Private services will be held at a later date. Wappner Funeral Directors is privileged to serve the family of William J. Kline.


Published in the News Journal on Mar. 10, 2013