558 N. Main St., Prineville, OR 97754 | (541) 447-6205
Delbert Leroy Kline
October 04, 2012
Delbert Leroy Kline, 83, passed away at his home in Prineville on?Sept. 15, 2012.
Delbert was born on?Sept. 3, 1929 on a farm in Flint, Mich. to Howard and Beulah Kline. His family, including brother Howard Kline and sisters, Sandra and Joann, lived in?Flint for all of Delbert’s childhood.
He enlisted in the United States Navy in?October of 1947 and served during the Korean War as a radio operator (Morse Code) on the U.S. Skagit. He was given an honorable discharge in 1951 after four years of service.
On June 19, 1971, Delbert Married Samantha Kline in?Salem, Ore, where the couple owned and operated City?Wide TV, until they moved to Central Oregon in 1986. There they started Perfect For U TV and Appliance in?Redmond in October of 1986, followed by the September 1993 opening of their second store in Prineville. Del repaired TVs and delivered and installed appliances, antennas, and satellite dishes for more than 20 years.
His twin sons,?David and Matthew Kline worked at both stores with their parents until Delbert retired in 2004.
Delbert was a practicing Jehovah’s Witness. He enjoyed being with his family and friends, and he spent his last days discussing the wonderful hope for the future that Jehovah has promised, and looks forward to seeing all of them again.
Delbert is survived by his three sons, Richard Kline (Cheryl) of Independence, Ore., David Kline of Prineville, and Matthew Kline (Winona) of Prineville; two stepdaughters, Shauna Large of Salem, Ore., and Sherie Reynolds of Salem, Ore; one sister, Joyce Joann Bohanan of Pleasant Hills, Ore., and her five children and her nine grandchildren.
He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, Aaron Kline,?Austin Kline, Micah Kline, Heather Bathke, Daniel Kline, Timothy Kline, Michael Kline, Sarah Weathers, Beau Kline, Morgan Kline, Jordan Phillips, Mattalyn Kline, Kendall Kline, Greysun Kline, Lucas Kline, Kayla Kiger-Large, and Bailey Large; and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition, he has eight great-grandchildren, Taralynn, Malachi, Hayley, Payton, Kaydence, Emilie, Benjamin, and Sawyer.
He was preceded in death by his brother Howard, sister Sandra, son James, and grandson Benjamin.
He was thrilled to have loved long enough to meet his youngest grandson, Lucas Kline, who was born Aug. 26, 2012. He will be truly missed by all of his family.
A family gathering will be held this fall in Prineville. For anyone wishing to give a memorial donation, the family suggests the Prineville Hospice, located at Pioneer Memorial Hospital.