Michael Kline
1940 - 2021
Bryan & Hardwick Funeral Home
2318 Maple Avenue
Zanesville, OH
Michael Kline

Zanesville - Michael Joseph Kline, 80 of Zanesville died at 11:30 A.M. Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at the Genesis Hospital ER following an extended illness.

He was born October 14, 1940 in Dayton, OH the son of Louis August Kline and Romaine (Donnelly) Kline.

Mike was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and a retired History Professor at Ohio University of Zanesville where he had taught for 47 years. He received his Bachelor's from University of Dayton; Masters Degree from Ohio University, Studied at Ohio State University, Newberry Library in Chicago and Sophia University in Tokyo. Mike was the founder of the first fraternity at the University of Dayton, was a member of the design review board in Zanesville and a member of the Civil War Round Table.

He is survived by his wife of almost 53 years, Stephanie (Cusick) Kline whom he married August 31, 1968; his children, Ruth Kline and Bob (wife, Molly Maguire) Kline; a sister, Phyllis Hickey; and his beloved cat Coaldust. Mike was preceded in death by his parents

Friends may call 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at the Bryan & Hardwick Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at the St. Nicholas Catholic Church with Rev. JCP Sullivan as celebrant. Burial will conclude at the Mt. Olive Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to, St. Thomas Catholic Church @ https://saintthomaszanesville.org/ , Muskingum County Historical Society @ http://www.muskingumcountyhistory.org/ , Mike Kline Scholarship Fund at Ohio University of Zanesville @ https://tinyurl.com/3k3y7sjz , or to the Chi Sigma Alpha Scholarship Fund https://chisigmaalphahq.wixsite.com/chisigmaalpha .

The Bryan & Hardwick Funeral Home, 2318 Maple Ave. Zanesville is in charge of the arrangements. To share memories and condolences with Mike's family please visit www.BryanHardwickFuneralHome.com.

Published by Times Recorder from Jul. 2 to Jul. 4, 2021.
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Bryan & Hardwick Funeral Home
2318 Maple Avenue, Zanesville, OH
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St. Nicholas Catholic Church
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I will always remember Mike for his kindness and encouragement to everyone he met. He became a valued friend to me at OUZ.
Sharon Lenthe
July 7, 2021
I met Mike at OUZ in US History in 1972. His classes were so much fun for me and started a life-long love of history. I remember filling blue books for exams and his saying it was OK to take some time out and get some rays. He was always available to help me with reading suggestions and independent study courses he designed just for me as I continued my long path to a degree. Stopping by OUZ over the years and seeing Mike was a special experience. Rest in peace good friend.
Jim Boyd
July 7, 2021
I'm sad for the passing of a wonderful person no matter what hat he was wearing... teacher, mentor, advocate for human rights. He will be missed by so many. I send my sympathy to his family and friends.
Pam Lanning
July 5, 2021
We have you in our thoughts and prayers! Mike and the Wion family
Mike Wion
July 4, 2021
Mike was a devoted educator and an engaging friend.His upbeat personality and cheerleading optimism will be missed. Thank you Mike for your enduring friendship.
Jerry and Marilyn Westgerdes
July 4, 2021
Dear Stephanie, Ruthie, Bob and family, hearts are broken to learn of Mike´s passing. We had Mike at the OU branch in his first years as a professor. What a wonderful man and teacher. Over the years we have kept in touch and consider you all dear friends so please accept our deepest sympathies. And if needed, our help. God´s Blessings to you all and CHOOSE JOY
Rick and Jan Bland
July 4, 2021
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