Keith Kline, 75

Keith Elliott Kline, age 75, of Leonidas, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at his home.

Keith was born Nov. 18, 1934, in Centreville, a son of the late Lee E. and Addie (Harrison) Kline.

He had lived all of his life in the Leonidas area and had attended Colon Schools.

He married Darlene R. Hicks and had three children. He later married Beverly McClish on July 25, 1977, in Mendon.

Keith had worked 37 years for the St. Joseph County Road Commission, and had also farmed all his life.

He enjoyed hunting, mushroom hunting, looking for arrowheads and going up north to the cabin.

He is survived by his wife Beverly Kline of Leonidas; children Douglas Kline of Mendon, Stephen Kline of Sturgis, Kimberly VanVorst of Colon and Precious Kline of Leonidas; two stepchildren, Lori (Joseph) McClain of Three Rivers and Ralph (Bud) (Michelle) Town of Colon; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Randy Kline of Three Rivers; a sister, Patricia Palmiter of Athens; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Schipper Funeral Home in Colon.

Funeral services celebrating the life of Keith E. Kline will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Pastor Marvin Stuart officiating. Burial will follow at the Leonidas Cemetery.

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