Guilford D. 'Gil' Cline

Guilford D. “Gil” Cline, 94, of Huntington, IN, died Sunday, April 15, 2018, at The Heritage of Huntington.
 
Mr. Cline graduated from Union Center High School. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the European Theatre, and he delivered the Normandy invasion maps.  He was a lifetime member of the Markle United Methodist Church and he served in many clubs and organizations throughout his lifetime. Cline was past president of the South Side Business Association, member of the Fort Wayne Transportation Club, Downtown Business Association, past president of LaFontaine Saddle Club, Bluffton Masonic Lodge, Fort Wayne Valley Scottish Rite, Mizpah Shrine, Hapzim Shrine Club, Shrine Horse Patrol, past president of Little 500 Racing Shriners and past president of Starlite Dancers.  He was also recognized for traveling more than100 times to the Shriners Hospital in Chicago with patients.
     
Mr. Cline was a self-employed business owner of Cline Transfer and Storage, Corner Tavern, Huntington Pipe & Tobacco Shop and was also employed at Gary’s Auto Sales and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

He was born Nov. 5, 1923, in Huntington to Charles H. and Mary E. Dean Cline. He married Judy Lynn Helfrich on May 1, 1970, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Randy (Kristi) Cline and Brian Will, both of Huntington; two daughters, Jodie (Dominick) Posillipo and Tracy Beeching, both of Huntington; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Gary Cline and Jerry Cline.

Calling is Wednesday, April 18, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington. A Masonic service will be held following calling at 6 p.m. A funeral service will be held Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. A private burial will be in Gardens of Memory, Marion.

Memorials are to the Shriner Crippled Children Van Transportation Fund, in care of McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN  46750.

Online condolences may be made at mcelhaneyhartfuneralhome.com.