Floyd J. “Pete” Kline

Floyd J. “Pete” Kline, 93, of Punxsutawney, died on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born on Aug. 7, 1925, in Kohlersburg, a son of the late Birdie Ann (Bowser) and Charles W. Kline. He was the last surviving member of his family.

On Oct. 22, 1942, he married Harriet “Jane” (Henderson), who survives.

Pete was a World War II Army veteran with the 86th Black Hawk Infantry Division, Company C. He served in both the Asiatic-Pacific and European Theater and also the Battle of the Bulge.

Pete was a mechanic, truck driver for O.K. Heilman and manager and salesman for Prudential, and he owned an Erie Insurance Agency. Also, he owned his own business in Indiana, Pa., Tuff Kote Rustproofing.

He was a former member of both the Masonic Lodge in New Bethlehem and the Coudersport Consistory.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Barbara Jewart and husband Gary of Curwensville, Patricia Kline of Punxsutawney and Dixie McIntire and husband Jim of Punxsutawney; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his only son, Floyd Kline, Jr.; a brother, Duane “Buck” Kline; and two sisters, Ruby Howser and Phyllis Hope Sturak.

As per Pete’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral service.

Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery in Distant, Pa.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Deeley Funeral Home of Punxsutawney.

Online condolences may be made at www.deeleyfuneralhome.com.


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