Official Obituary of

William Gene Kline

September 19, 1941 ~ February 25, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

William Kline Obituary

Bill Kline, Passed away peacefully on February 25, 2024. 

Bill was born in Great Falls, MT on September 19, 1941, to Helen Tacke and Melvin Kline. His father passed away when he was a teenager, so he helped his mother raise his three younger siblings.

Bill met the love of his life Dina in Fort Benton in 1967, Dina had four children that Bill raised as his own. In 1969 Bill, Dina and the four children moved to Sunburst, MT; He worked as a grain buyer for 36 years.  Bill's life soon became very busy as he joined the Sunburst Roping club where he made some wonderful lifelong friends. The weekends were spent at Ropings or Omaksee's. Once the kids became involved in sports he was always at every event. Bill was the official "scorekeeper" for many years for both his sons and daughters basketball team. Once the children had all graduated from school Bill and Dina moved to Joplin, MT for a few years and then returned to Fort Benton, MT. He continued to follow his grandchildren in their sporting events and enjoyed many days at Signal Point Golf Course. Many memories were made at the golf course, lots of laughter, and other shennanigans. Bill and Dina hosted many garage parties and enjoyed having all the "kids" and their friends come home.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Bob and many Uncles and Aunts.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dina. His four children, Greg "TilT" and Lloyal of Great Falls, their 3 children and 6 grandchildren, Denise and Kelly Mimnaugh of Great Falls, their 3 children and 7 grandchildren, Larry and Carol Kline of Fort Benton, their 2 daughters and 2 grandchildren, Della and Chris Little of Belgrade, their 4 children and 8 grandchildren. He is also survived by his 2 sisters, Marilyn of Calgary, Alberta and Lillian of Billings. Along with numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held in Fort Benton on March 9th at 1:00 pm, with a luncheon to follow at the Clubhouse Bar and Grill. 

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Graveside Service
March 9, 2024

1:00 PM
Ft. Benton Riverside Cemetery
By the Airport
Fort Benton, MT 59442


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