Submitted by Edgar on August 10, 2014 - 1:45am
Kenneth Walter Kline passed away in Uvalde, Texas, at the age of 90 of natural causes. He was born in Elk Rapids, Michigan, on July 20, 1924. He went into the Navy in 1942 and was in for five years. He trained on torpedoes at the Great Lakes Naval Station and was a torpedo man first class. The awards he received during his service are the American Theater Medals, Good Conduct Medal, Atlantic and Pacific Theater Medal, WW II Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal in Japan. When he got out of the Navy, he got a job as a stonemason in Elk Rapids and held that job until he enlisted in the Air Force in 1949. He married Nora Ann Druesedow of Haskell, Texas, on July 11, 1950. He served in Alaska during the cold war until he returned to San Antonio, Texas, where he retired from the military in 1966. He then served as a U.S. Postal Service clerk in San Antonio for 20 years. After his wife passed away in 1994, he moved to Medina, Texas, where he enjoyed the outdoors and lived for 16 years. He moved to 214 Martin Street Assisted Living in Uvalde in February 2011 to be closer to his son, Andrew. He was there for three years and recently moved to the Uvalde Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, where he spent his last six months. Both places provided him with excellent and compassionate care. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Minnie Kline and his seven brothers and sisters. 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. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to: Grace Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 1226, Bandera, TX, 78003 or to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 250 S FM 1049, Knippa, TX, 78870. Funeral services will be on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at 11 a.m., at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Knippa, Texas. Graveside service will be Saturday, Aug. 23 at 3:30 p.m. at Mission Burial Park North. You may sign the on-line guest book at www.missionparks. com under the obituary section. Mission Park Funeral Chapels North, 3401 Cherry Ridge Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78230, 210-349-1414. THE PRECEDING IS A PAID OBITUARY.
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