James Joseph Kline Sr.

June 15, 1938 ~ August 17, 2022

James Joseph Kline Sr. age 84, of Wyoming, MI went to be with the Lord at home, surrounded by family on August 17, 2022. Jim was born and raised in Wyoming, MI. He graduated from Catholic Central High School and later went on to earn his master’s degree in engineering. He served in the National Guard for 8 years. Jim retired as an engineer from Steelcase, after more than 25 years. Soon after, he realized retirement was not for him and began working for Perfit Corporation, where he enjoyed another 20 years of employment. Jim volunteered at the Catholic Information Center. He also volunteered at “Good News” where he provided support and guidance to divorcees for more than 30 years. He loved animals, enjoyed Saturday night dances at Lincoln Country Club, hanging out at the shop with the guys, tinkering around his own shop, and spending time with family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Gertrude (Mike) Kline; sister, Marion (Richard) Rogers; two infant twin daughters, Mary Louise and Mary Katherine; and son-in-law, John Kronberg. Left to cherish his memory are his children: Timothy (Brenda) Kline, James (Tina) Kline Jr., John (Amy) Kline, Kevin (Vickie) Kline Sr., Karen Kronberg (Ken Bunn), and AeHee Jun; along with 16 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 1048 Chicago Drive SW, Wyoming, with Father Charlie Brown presiding. Relatives and friends are invited to meet the family at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Drive on Tuesday, August 23, from 4-8 p.m. An additional visitation will be held on Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Humane Society of West Michigan.

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August 23, 2022 5:18pm
May God bless the family in this time of sorrow. Jim had an amazing soul that touched so many! During times of heartache, he was there for all of us. His smile lite up the room.. His help to all of those going through divorce. I am thankful that myself, and my family got to know him. May he rest in peace in heaven. Keeping the memories and advice close to my heart. 🙏

- Dawn Moomeykline

August 19, 2022 11:46pm
I love you grandpa ❤️

- Angela Kline

August 19, 2022 3:22pm
Jim was a wonderful leader when I attended his Post Divorce class at the CIC. A kind, knowledgeable man and he will be missed.

- Connie Graham

August 19, 2022 3:05pm
So sorry for your loss. I always loved talking to him when I would "bump" into him on Saturday mornings at Meijer as I was taking my mother grocery shopping. He was a great role model for his sons and will be greatly missed by all who were lucky enough to know and spend time with him. Rest in Peace Jim! Love to the family! Linda Ward

- Linda Ward

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