Harold E. Kline, 86

Local obituary


Harold E. Kline, 86, died suddenly on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022 at his home in rural Atalissa.

Visitation was held Tuesday morning at the West Liberty United Methodist Church with services to immediately follow at the church. Burial with military honors will be at the Oak Ridge Cemetery, West Liberty. The funeral service was live streamed via the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home Facebook Page and can be viewed at: https://fb.me/e/1maj4w1Nr.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be made to West Liberty Fire and Rescue Unit, West Liberty Food Pantry, United Methodist Church, Camp Courageous or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Harold was born Feb. 1, 1935 in Iowa City, the son of Elmer and Louise (Ridenour) Kline. He was a graduate of West Liberty High School and attended Iowa State University. He served in the United States Army stationed in Germany.

On April 16, 1958, Harold was united in marriage to Barbara Romaine at the United Methodist Church in West Liberty. Harold was a lifelong farmer in the area.

Harold was a member of the United Methodist Church where he served on many committees, and was also a member of the West Liberty Lions Club, Mansell Phillips American Legion Post #509, Masonic Lodge and was an active volunteer in the community.

He is survived by one son, Ron (Carol) Kline of Atalissa, and two grandsons including Derek Kline of Atalissa and Garrett Kline and his fiancé Jessica Turnis of Hills, Iowa, as well as a very special companion, Marilyn Henderson of West Liberty, and close cousin Joyce Wilson of Atalissa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Barbara and son James.