John Kline

John K. Kline, 72, of Mt. Pleasant, died Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

John Kenneth Kline was born April 5, 1951 in Melrose, Iowa, the son of John L. and Veronica J. (Paylo) Kline. He graduated from Albia High School (Albia, IA) in 1970. He was united in marriage to Carolyn Clark. The couple later divorced. On April 25, 1997, John married Marygen Schwartz in St. Charles, MO. Marygen preceded in death on December 31, 2000. On May 29, 2006 in Mt Pleasant, John was united in marriage to Diane Gail Scheulen Rediger. They were married nearly 18 years.

John was a career soldier in the United States Army. He entered service to his country at Ft. Des Moines, IA, shortly after graduating from high school. He served as a Food Service Specialist at several different bases and 6-months in Saudi Arabia. John retired from the Army as a Staff Sergeant in 1991 at Ft. Knox, KY, after 20 years of service. John was very proud of his service to his country.

After returning to civilian life, John worked for Transcontinental Cold Storage and Tyson Foods, both in Columbus Junction.

John was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Fr. John Manning Council and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7461 of New London.

John so loved visiting with family and friends. He also loved the viewing of many old television re-runs.

Those thankful for sharing in Johnā€™s life include his wife, Diane, of Mt. Pleasant; his daughters ā€“ Gwen Sharb of Nelsonville, OH and Crystal Brockway of Elkin, NC; his son ā€“ Tim Kline of Athens, OH; a son adopted in his heart ā€“ Brian Walters of Independence, IA; a brother Paul Kline and a sister Margaret Beakler, both of Eddyville, IA; 13 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren. He was joyfully anticipating the birth of his sixth great grandchild.

The funeral service for John will be 10:30 AM on Monday, February 26 at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, with Father Dominic Nguyen officiating. Burial with Military Honors by the Iowa Military Funeral Honors Detail will be in the Keokuk National Cemetery, Keokuk, IA. An open visitation will take place from 1-7 PM on Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Kimzey Funeral Home. The family will not be present.

Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the family. Online condolences may be directed to www.kimzeyfh.com