Monty Kline, 74, of Elida, passed away at 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, August, 26, 2021, at Defiance Inpatient Hospice. Monty was born March 29, 1947, in Lima, OH, to Jesse Junior and Margaret (Paxson) Kline. They both preceded him in death. On January 26, 1968, he was united in marriage to Patricia “Patty” McKean. She survives in Elida.
Monty is survived by a son, Randy Kline of Delphos; a daughter, Renee Ward of Elida; three brothers, Jan Kline of Ohio City, Mark Kline of Indianapolis, and Tom (Ginny) Kline of Rockford; a sister, Sheryl Coats; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren with another great-grandchild on the way.
Monty was preceded in death by sister-in-law, Cindy (Stripe) Kline and brother-in-law, Mike Coats.
Monty was a graduate of Elida High School, class of 1965. He was a machinist for Fruehauf Trailer Corporation. He was a member of the Delphos Eagles Aerie #471 and the Union of Fruehauf. Monty was a devoted fan of NASCAR, Ohio State Buckeyes, and the Chicago Bears. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and target shooting. He treasured his time spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at Randy Kline’s home located at 229 Maple St., Delphos, OH 45833.
Memorial contributions may be made to Defiance Inpatient Hospice 6817 N. State Rt. 66, Defiance, OH 43512.
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