GOSHEN — Dale R. Kline, 76, passed away Friday morning at IU Health Goshen Hospital.
He was born July 25, 1937 in Elkhart County, to Haskle Sr. and Eva (Cripe) Kline.
On May 31, 1963 he married Wava M. Shipbaugh in Mt. Etna. She died Aug. 30, 2006.
He is survived by a daughter, Kristine (Mark) Darby, Freehold, N.J.; two sons, Rich (Patty) Kline, Churubusco and Jeffery Kline, Elkhart; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Evelyn Murdock and Marjorie Horn, both of Goshen and Pearl Overholser, Bristol; and two brothers, George Kline, Elkhart and Robert Kline, Bristol.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and two brothers, Max and Haskle Jr. Kline.
He served with the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1961.
A lifelong area resident, Mr. Kline founded, owned, and operated Kline’s Trucking Company. He retired from A.B.T. Company after 21 years as an extruder operator.
He loved his grandchildren and enjoyed hunting and the outdoors. He attended Rock Run Church of the Brethren and later the Little Pine Church of the Brethren.
Friends may call Tuesday from 12 p.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral service at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen. The Rev. Juan Sanchez, King’s Chapel Assembly, Fort Wayne, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Rock Run Cemetery, Goshen.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or American Kidney Fund.
Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.