Eugene J. ‘Gene’ Kline

Feb. 21, 1929 - Oct. 6, 2009

Eugene J. "Gene" Kline of Waukesha died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, at LindenGrove Waukesha at the age of 80. He was born Feb. 21, 1929, in Waukesha, the son of Ernest Kline and Violet Kline Leipske.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1952. On Nov. 22, 1954, Gene was united in marriage to Constance "Connie" Brehm in Dubuque, Iowa. He later was employed for Waukesha Rubber Co. for more than 35 years until retirement. Gene enjoyed playing pool and cards, but most of all he loved being a grandpa. He will be fondly remembered for his unique sense of humor.

Gene will be deeply missed by his wife of 54 years, Connie of Waukesha; children, Jerry (Kay) Kline of Waukesha, Larry (Lisa) Kline of Hartford, Terry Kline of Stafford, Va., Jean (Rick) Gomez of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Julie (Craig) Moser of Waukesha and Ken (Christine) Kline of Palm Harbor, Fla.; grandchildren, Patti Ann Kline, Adam (fiancee Lindsay) Kline, Kellie Kline, Sarah (Caleb) Gibson, Rachel and Ricky Gomez, Natalie and Nicole Moser and Courtney Kline; great-grandchildren, Jaydon and Lauren Gibson; sisters, Beverly Ward of Arizona, Marilyn (Richard) Singsime of Helenville and Sharon Drews of Watertown.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Wendy Kline, in 2008; sister, Betty Weissman; and his parents.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the 4 p.m. funeral service Sunday, Oct. 11, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Interment will be held at a later date at Prairie Home Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at LindenGrove Waukesha and Seasons Hospice.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.