DILLON LeROY KLINE

D. Kline webPhotoDillon Kline of Yuma, AZ; formerly of Braham, MN; passed away on Monday, Febraury 28, 2011 at the Yuma Regional Medical Center. He was 84 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICES will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church of Braham with Rev. Steve Anderson officiating.

VISITATION will be 1 hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.

INTERMENT will be in the Rice Lake Cemetery of Braham.

Dillon LeRoy Kline, of Yuma, AZ; formerly of Braham, MN, passed away on Monday, February 28, 2011 at the Yuma Regional Medical Center. He was 84 years old.
Dillon was born on November 3, 1926 to parents Dillon and Ethel (Nelson) Kline in St. Paul, MN. The family moved to the Braham area when Dillon was young where he attended and graduated from the Braham High School in 1944. Even before graduation, Dillon enlisted in the US Navy where he served as a gunner’s mate on a sub-chaser in the Philippines during WWII. After his discharge from the Navy, he returned to Braham where he farmed.
On March 5, 1948, he was united in marriage to Shirley Studt in Ogilvie, MN. Together they had one daughter Kathryn. While farming, Dillon also drove a delivery truck for Nabisco for several years. In 1952 Dillon began working as the Shell Oil Jobber for the Braham Area. After 22 years he sold the Kline Oil business and returned to farming until 1994. Dillon spent the next four years driving the Heartland Bus in and around Isanti County. In September of 1998, after declining health, Shirley passed away.
On June 20, 1999, Dillon was united in marriage to Barbara Harder at the St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church of Braham. Together they would spend winters in Yuma, Arizona, until 2006 when they purchased a home and became permanent residents.
During his life, Dillon was very active in the Braham Community. He spent over 25 years as a volunteer fireman for Braham. He served on the Braham Chamber of Commerce, which he referred to as the “commercial club”. During the holiday’s he volunteered to play Santa Claus for the children. He was an active member of the St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Braham, and Calvary Lutheran Church in Yuma. On and off throughout his life he would drive bus for the Braham schools. And he was a lifetime member of the Rush City VFW. Dillon enjoyed hunting pheasant and deer, golfing, and the bowling leagues in Braham. He also loved his time flying as a licensed private pilot. The only thing Dillon liked more than hearing a good story was telling one. He will be missed.
Dillon is preceded in death by his parents, first wife Shirley, and brother Willard “Bill” Kline.
Dillon is survived by his wife Barbara of Sartell; daughter Kathryn (Raymond Scott) Gay of Braham; step-daughters Deborah Nied of St. Cloud, and JoAnn (Paul) Gunderson of Elk River; sister Lois Vivian Nelson of Richfield; grandchildren Heather Jentsch (fianc Patrick O’Conner), Raell (Danny) Richardson, Anna Nied (Fianc Tim Fuller), and Josef Nied; great grandchildren Isabella, Josephine, and Raymond Richardson; plus many other relatives and friends.
A Funeral Service was held on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church of Braham with Rev. Steve Anderson officiating. Music was provided by Carol Schmakel and John Scheele. Casket Bearers were David Nelson, Porter Huddleson, Rodger Studt, Heather Jentsch, Raell Richardson, and Anna Nied. Honorary Casket Bearers were Eugene Studt, Carl Larson, and Kenny Evenson. Military Honors were provided by the Rush City VFW Post 6692. Interment was in the Rice Lake Cemetery of Braham. Arrangements were by the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham. Condolences may be posted at
www.aifuneralhome.com

6 guestbook entries for DILLON LeROY KLINE

  1. Mike & Cathy Greeley March 3, 2011 at 9:35 am #

    We are really sorry to hear of Dillons passing, I will always remember him from the Park Cafe.. God be with you in this time of sorrow.

  2. Clay & Ruth Ann (Nelson) Moore March 3, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

    We will miss Dillons stories, but mostly we will miss him. He was always kind and fun to be around. I was his youngest cousin and he treated me like a princess. What wonderful memories all of the Nelson family has for Dillion. My condolences and prayers go out to Barbara, Kathy and family, and to Vivion. I am so sorry I didn’t get to say goodbye.

  3. Aunt Ruthie Nelson March 3, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

    I will really miss my contact with Dillon. He was more of a little brother to me, rather than a nephew. I’m sure he will find someone who will enjoy his tales. Many happy memories.

  4. Vicky Relf March 4, 2011 at 9:35 am #

    sorry for our loss he was a kind hearted giving person … remembering the good times and family times.
    rest in peace
    Vicky (Emerick) Relf

  5. Aunt Ruthie Nelson March 4, 2011 at 12:30 pm #

    A second message of condolence and deepest sympathy to Barb and her family, Kathy and Scott and their girls and, also, to Vivian.
    May God bless all of you.

  6. Kay Stafford March 5, 2011 at 9:08 am #

    Sorry to hear Dillon passed away. My sympathy goes out to Barb, Kathy and family. Wish I could be with you on Sat. Kay Stafford

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