A funeral service for Warren Kline will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Pastor Steve Carnahan officiating.
Warren R. Kline, 69, of Gillette, Wyoming, passed away Monday Sept. 23, 2019, after a valiant battle with colon cancer.
Warren was born to Eugene and Irene Kline in Steubenville, Ohio, Aug. 15, 1950. He was the oldest of seven children. After graduating from Coshocton High School in 1968, he volunteered to serve in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. After four years of service, he entered the Naval Reserves, achieving the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He worked for two years with NASA at the satellite tracking station in Guam. Upon his return to the states, he started working with R&F Coal Company in Ohio, which eventually brought him to Buckskin coal mine in Gillette, Wyoming, operating both shovels and haul trucks.
While in Bethesda, Ohio, Warren was involved with the local fire department and also served as chief in Gillette. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol and an active member of the Abundant Life UPC.
He loved playing the guitar, golfing, fishing, boating, and riding his Harley. But more than anything else, he was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns and “The” Ohio State Buckeyes.
He leaves behind his wife, Merlinda R. Kline; children Valentine Kline, Michael Kline, David Kline, Jennifer Cage, and Harmin Goforth L. Bilyeu; six brothers and sisters; and seven grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Abundant Life UPC or the American Cancer Society. Memorials and condolences may also be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 West Fifth St., Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com.