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Ronald G. Kline

October 27, 1945 — May 5, 2020

Edwardsburg, MI

Ronald G. Kline, 74, of Edwardsburg, passed away Tuesday May 5, 2020 at his home. He was born Oct. 27, 1945 in Goshen to Maurice and Garldine (Weister) Kline.

Ronald graduated from New Paris High School in 1964 where he ran cross country and later served in the Indiana Army National Guard.

He was a Premier International Holstein Breeder. His mentor and co-partner was Dr. Gerald Snider in the dairy business. He was the first in Northern Indiana to use embryo transplants. He sold cows to 14 countries around the world because of the cow’s pedigree. He held several milk production records with both state and national levels. Retirement did not slow him down as he became a member of the Elkhart Corvette Club for several years. He enjoyed autocross Corvette events. Then his passion for fast cars led him to compete in the Road America where he was a novice racer on the greatest road courses across North America. He was also an owner and operator of Kline Transport. His greatest love was spending time watching his grandchildren and their sporting events.

Surviving are his children Erin (Shaun) Edgerton of Elkhart, Erika (Dana) Redman of Orfordville, WI, Kandy (Steven) Reed of Cassopolis, MI, 5 grandchildren: Brookelyn Edgerton, Kylie, Karson and  Kaiden Redman and Brady Reed, siblings: Ronda (Randy) Stabler, Sharon Schlabach, Maurie (Dawn) Kline and Sandi Trenshaw.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Joseph Schlabach.

Visitation for Ronald will be 10 am – 1 pm Saturday May 9, 2020 at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home 1531 Cobblestone Blvd., Elkhart, IN 46514 where a funeral service will be at 1 pm with Pastor Gary Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Adamsville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice Serving Southwest Michigan, 8075 Creekside Drive, #120, Portage, MI 49024 and Cass County Council on Aging, 60525 Decatur Road, Cassopolis, MI 49031.

Online condolences may be made at the funeral home website.

Donations:

Cass County Council on Aging
60525 Decatur Road, Cassopolis MI 49031
Tel: 1-269-445-8110

Heartland Hospice Serving Southwest Michigan
8075 Creekside Drive, #120, Portage MI 49024

To send flowers to the family in memory of Ronald G. Kline, please visit our flower store.

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Visitation

Saturday, May 9, 2020

10:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home

1531 Cobblestone Boulevard
Elkhart, IN 46514

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Funeral Service

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home

1531 Cobblestone Boulevard
Elkhart, IN 46514

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Graveside Service

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Adamsville Cemetery

May Street
MI

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