Jerry L. Kline

Jerry L. Kline, 78, of Apopka, FL, and a former resident of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at 10:38 a.m. at Parkview Regional Medical Center, in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Kline served in the United States Navy. He worked for 30 years as an elevator mechanic for Otis Elevator Company in Fort Wayne and Orlando, FL, retiring in 1992. He was a life member of both the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Posts in Apopka, FL.

He was born June 4, 1936, in Huntington to Herbert and Doris Strouse Kline. He married Pauline Bailer, and she survives.

Additional survivors include three daughters, Denise (Ray) Miller, of Apopka, FL; Diane (Clark) Pickett, of Flowery Branch, GA; and Donna (Scott) Latham, of Newburgh; three sons, Steve (Susan) Kline, of Olney, MD; Scott (Chris) Kline, of San Diego, CA; and Kurt (Alana) Kline, of Ocala, FL; a sister, Dolores Holmes, of Yulee, FL; a brother, Ken Kline, of Anderson; eight grandchildren, Michael Kline, Laura Kline, Melissa Miller, Kacie Miller, Mackenzie Pickett, Andrew Pickett, Michelle Latham and Thomas Latham; and a great-grandson.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.

Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville, is in charge of arrangements.

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