Robert J. Kline

Robert J. Kline

Robert James Kline age 85 was promoted to glory with his Lord on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Kairos Dwelling in Kalamazoo.

He was born March 11, 1931 in Ionia, MI the son of John and Hattie “Esther” (Badder) Kline. Bob was an Ionia High School graduate and proudly served his country in the US Air Force. He repaired radios, had been a Cole’s bread man and done weather stats for the Ionia airport in the 1970’s. For many years he was a mail carrier with the US Postal Service in Ionia and was a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers.

Bob was a student of all things. He enjoyed reading, math, bug collecting, recycling old bikes, hunting and genealogy. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Stanton and Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church in Ionia. Bob was an avid Bible scholar and a life time student of God’s word.  

Surviving are his daughter, Theresa (Tim Allen) Dibble of Plainwell; step-children, Michael (Robin) Moore of Belding and April Gunderman of Sidney; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings, Joyce (Milton) Powers of AZ, Larry (Barbara) Kline of Lyons and Richard (Barbara) Kline of Dimondale; many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wives, Maxine and Barbara; step-son, Robbie Moore; siblings, JoAnn, Raymond, William and David and sister-in-law, Beatrice Kline.

Friends may visit with Bob’s family starting at noon on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Don Boss officiating.

Burial will follow at 3:30 P.M. at the Balcom Cemetery in Ionia.

Bob’s family would like to thank the staff at Kairos Dwelling and Reverence Hospice for their compassion and care.

In lieu of flowers contributions or items from their needs list may be given in memory of Bob to Kairos Dwelling.

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  1. joyce and milton powers says:

    sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you god bless you and family

  2. Tim Allen says:

    The time has come to say goodbye my how time does fly. We’ve shared a laugh and shared stories of days gone by, now we say good bye. Thanks for all the memories Pop . You truly were one of God’s works of art.

  3. Cathy (Peacock) Haney says:

    Dear Theresa: So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Our family has many fond memories of you and your parents from when we lived next door to each other growing up. I remember your Dad was the first person to welcome us to the neighborhood when we moved in.

  4. Carolyn Peacock Chapman says:

    Theresa, I’ll always remember your dad out busy fixing up bikes and what a great job he did with them. It’s been so many years since we were neighbors. Sorry for your loss. Take care.

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