Charles "Chuck" Kline, 79, went to his heavenly home on February 3, 2018 at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona.
Chuck was born Nov. 5, 1938 in Afton, Iowa to Homer and Eula (Clem) Kline. He married Shirley (Peter) Kline in 1962 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Burt, Iowa. They made their home in Algona. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Shirley; children, Cindy (Bill) Olson of West Des Moines; grandchildren Isaac and Riley; Randy (Laura) Kline of Hampton; grandchildren, Derrick (Saili) and their child Diego, Nathan (Rebecca) and their children Natalie Kline, Noah, Abigail and Rebekah Baker, Connor (Chandra) and their children Brylee and Kinzley, Taryn Kline and Dylan Reents. His brother John (Mary) Kline, Shirley's brother Duane (Linda) Peter and sister Velda Harms and many nieces and nephews also survive.
Chuck worked for Everds Brothers blacktop services, Dau's Garage parts department and as purchasing agent for 30 years at Algona Food Equipment Co (AFECO). Chuck was a charter member of the Morwens Kiwanis Club for 46 years, installing many flag poles and helping with other projects. In years past, he enjoyed hiking, walking, riding motorcycle and helping on various farms. He especially enjoyed watching all sporting events like golf for Cindy and wrestling for Randy. He and Shirley loved to follow all of the grandkid's events, making homemade ice cream and just being together with family and friends. He retired at age 62 and used his love of driving to deliver cars for Kemna's, sub as a bus driver for Algona Schools and transport veterans and others to their appointments. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he and Shirley were very involved and served as Financial Secretary for 40 years. If his pocket calendar showed that he was free, he would always help on any request from anyone!
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Shirley's parents, Rudy and Ida (Tietz) Peter; sister in law Connie Kline, and brother in law Johnny Harms. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family.
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We just learned of Chuck 's passing. Shirley and family, you have our deepest sympathy. What a wonderful, generous man he was.
My deepest sympathy to you, Shirley, and the family. Do you think Jim and Chuck will continue their peppernut contest? They had fun doing it. Jim so enjoyed working with Chuck for many years at AFECO. Remember the good times.
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Chuck was a pleasure to work with at Afeco.
Thinking of you at this difficult time. May all of your memories help you through the days ahead.
Shirley, Cindy, Randy and the Kline extended family...so sorry to hear this news. Chuck was a true leader in Algona, and someone I always respected when growing-up in my hometown - and into my adult years. He's the perfect example of how life should be lived! Though we won't be able pay our respects in-person, please know that you will be in my family's thoughts and prayers during the days to come.
Shirley, so sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. Gene's favorite driving partner. My thoughts are with you. It's so hard to lose them, but all those family memories help.
Our sympathy to Your family. Elmer always enjoyed picking up cars for the dealership with Chuck.
Shirley and family so very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and hugs for all of you. God's Blessing upon each of you.
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