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2014-08-14

Kenneth Walter Kline

1924-2014

Kenneth Walter Kline, 90, recently passed away in Uvalde of natural causes. He was born in Elk Rapids, Michigan on July 20, 1924.
Kenneth married Nora Ann Druesedow of Haskell, Texas on July 11, 1950.
He joined the service in 1942 and spent five years in the United States Navy. After training on torpedoes at the Great Lakes Naval Station, Kenneth became a torpedo man first class.
His military awards include the American Theater Medals, Good Conduct Medal, Atlantic and Pacific Theater Medal, World War II Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal in Japan.
After his discharge from the Navy, Kenneth worked as a stonemason in Elk Rapids until 1949 when he enlisted in the US Air Force, serving in Alaska during the Cold War. Kenneth returned to San Antonio where he retired from the military in 1966. He then served as a clerk with the US Postal Service clerk in San Antonio for 20 years.
After his wife passed away in 1994, Kenneth moved to Medina where he spent 16 years enjoying the outdoors. To be closer to his son, Andrew, he moved to an assisted living facility in Uvalde in February 2011. After three years, he moved to the Uvalde Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center where he spent his last six months. Both facilities provided Kenneth with excellent and compassionate care.
He is survived by his son, Andrew Kline, and his wife, Judy; grandson, Brooks Booker-Kline and his wife, Tierney; and great-grandchildren, Alice and Theodore.
Kenneth was predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Minnie Kline, and seven brothers and sisters.
Funeral services were Saturday, August 23, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Knippa with a graveside service held later that day at Mission Burial Park North.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Grace Lutheran Church, PO Box 1226, Bandera 78003, or to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 250 S. FM 1049, Knippa 78870.