- Local Guide
D. Wayne Kline, 89, of Rockford, died at 3:21 a.m. Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Van Wert County Hospital.
He was born on March 3, 1923, in Liberty Township, to Henry J. Kline and Elise Sutton, and they preceded him in death.
On June 29, 1946, at the Walnut Grove Church in Ohio City, he married Lillian G. Kline, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 1.
He is survived by two sons, Ron (Cheryl) Kline of St. Marys and Keith (Karen) Kline of Ohio City; two daughters, Barb Baker of Rockford and Connie (Michael) Ainsworth of Ohio City; 11 grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 15 great-stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son-in-law; two brothers; five sisters.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert, with the Rev. Steven G. Waterman and the Rev. Paul W. Miller officiating.
Burial will be held in Woodlawn Cemetery in Ohio City. Graveside military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post 346.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and one hour before services Monday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at CowanFuneralHome.com.