Herman C. Kline Sr.
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Herman C. Kline Sr.

Bear - Herman C. Kline, Sr., age 83, of Bear DE, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2021 at home.

Herman was a self-employed painting contractor, he started a painting business in 1964, and worked until his 70's. He enjoyed model railroading, model airplanes, fishing, astronomy, building telescopes and sailing. He trusted in God, and over the years served in various roles with the church. He also served honorably in the Delaware National Guard for 4 years, and another 2 years in the Army Reserve.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 63 years, Gladys Kline; sons, Herman Kline, Jr. and his wife, Sharon of DE; David Kline and his wife, Myra of TN; James Kline and his wife, Maryanne of DE; Glenn Kline of DE; a brother, Gary Kline and his wife, Sandy of DE; 5 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

A Viewing will be held Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 10:00am to 11:00am at Beeson Funeral Home, 2053 Pulaski Hwy, Newark, DE 19702, where a Funeral Service will begin at 11am. All attending will be required to wear a face mask and practice social distancing to maintain compliance with State COVID-19 Regulations. Admittance will be regulated. Burial will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, DE.

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May 5, 2021
Mrs. Glady’s, Glen and family. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of my friend Herman. He will truly be missed. Hernan was one of the nicest and heart warming individuals one could know. His kindness and reflection of Jesus’s spirit was always in display. He was so vibrant and full of life. I will never forget the many visits he shared with me. The long talks, the teasing and all around fun times. Herman and I talked about a variety of subjects and he never was at a loss for words. He was very giving and had a heart of gold. I will never forget the fresh veggies he shared with me that he had so proudly grown in his garden year after year. The delicious tomatoes, peppers, watermelons, cucumbers and salad varieties. Carefully grown with a quality and freshness above and beyond exceptional taste that one could never obtain from a supermarket produce isle.

Herman and I became perfect friends that was agreeable at times as well as at odds many times. Regardless of which way our conversations went, we never had an angry moment with each other. We never had a conversation that did not include a conversation about God and how he felt about the Lord. Herman loved the Lord and was never afraid to state God’s plan and how Jesus was coming back to reconcile the world. He always stated that he was ready to go whenever the Lord saw fit to take him. As I am sad of his loss, I am happy that he left knowing that he was in the care of the Lord. Gladys I know you will miss him dearly as he never failed to mention what a wonderful and loving wife you were. During all of our many talks, he always without fail expressed that you were his BEST friend. I pray that the peace of the Lord along with Herman’s constant words of endearment for you will help to give you comfort during this time.

My dear friend may you rest in Peace.

Lovingly submitted
Verla Turner Wiltshire

Verla Turner Wiltshire
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