Billy Kline
Billy Kline

Billy E. Kline, 78, North Manchester, passed away at 3:38 p.m. Feb. 17, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

He was born on March 18, 1938, in Wabash, the son of Everett Kline and Grace (Maidford) Kline.

Billy retired as a foreman from the Wabash County Highway Department. He attended Silver Creek Church of God, Silver Lake. He loved horses, motorcycles and small engine repair. He was a woodworking hobbyist and loved his dogs, camping, fishing and the outdoors. He was an avid coffee lover; he liked his black!

Survivors include his sons, Michael Kline, North Manchester, and Billy (Julie) Kline, Warsaw; daughters, Vicki Hohos, Crown Pointe, Karen (Greg) Brown, Rochester, Cammy Whitaker, Warsaw, Becky (Brian) Laupp, Walton, Ky., and Tracy Trout, North Manchester; brother, Don (Suzi) Kline, North Manchester; sisters, Marilyn (Larry) Vetor, North Manchester, and Helen Jackson, Servia; 24 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 10 extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Carolyn Helton.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at McKee Mortuary, 1401 Indiana 114 West, North Manchester. Rev. Andrew Morton will officiate. Burial will be in South Pleasant Cemetery, Silver Lake.

Friends and family may call McKee Mortuary from 4-8 p.m. today.

Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children's Hospital, c/o Riley Children's Foundation, 30 W. Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204, or Villalobos Rescue Center, PO Box 771127, New Orleans, LA 70177.