March 30, 1951 – January 30, 2020
David Gene Kline, a Loveland, CO native was born on March 30, 1951, and passed away suddenly surrounded by family on January 30, 2020. Dave lived in Loveland for 68 years, a town he loved. Dave was married to his wife Kathryn on November 22, 1974, for 45 years. He loved her from the moment they met when he was just 9 years old and she was 6. Dave had a gift and a passion for building and pursued a career in construction. In his free time, he loved being with his family or bowling which was his favorite hobby. Dave bowled 3 perfect (300) games and was always trying to be a better bowler. Dave enjoyed planting and raising a garden each year. He was a devoted husband, dad and grandpa that enjoyed teaching his daughter and his grandchildren about life and passing his knowledge on to them. Dave is survived by his wife Kathryn Kline (Kinney); daughter, Marja and son/son-in-law, Jerry along with his five grandchildren: Hunter, Shaun, Jaxson, Jameson, and Kandice. He is also survived by his loving mother-in-law, Marylou Kinney; his brother-in-law, Robert Kinney Jr. and wife Marlene; sister-in-law, Karin Sommers and husband John; mother, Jacqueline Kline and brothers: Lee and wife Kathi, Bill and wife Debby; sister, Linda Kline as well as many nieces and nephews, his close friend, and second father Austin Freeman and many other treasured family and friends. Dave was preceded in death by his father, Wayne Kline and father-in-law Robert Kinney, his Grandma and Grandpa Steele along with Grandma June Steele. The family of Dave Kline wishes to thank everyone for their loving and kind support during our time of grief. We would like to thank friends, colleagues and everyone who loved and worked with him. A special thank you to trauma surgeon Dr. Robert Baer. Dave was blessed with his skilled and caring hands. Thank you to MCR emergency room staff and Chaplains for tending to Dave. Dave was one of a kind and did everything for his family. He will be deeply missed but will live on through his family and grandchildren. A casual open house celebration will be held from 1-4 p.m. on February 16, 2020, at the Boot Grill in Loveland. A taco bar will be served as tacos were Dave’s favorite food.
- Open House Sunday, February 16, 2020
February 10, 2020
Sorry to hear about Dave.
I remember coming down Derby Hill doing better than 100 mph. In his flathead Ford V-8 with the headers “wide open.”Loveland was still a small town & it was a warm summer night. I think we woke up a lot of people. We were young with a lot more hair & were invincible. I feel sorry for people that never experienced the thrill. But I have never forgot that ride.
February 8, 2020
I graduated from LHS with Dave in 1969. He was a handsome guy, great athlete and a kind person. I'm glad I knew him.
Dudley and Diane Biddle
February 7, 2020
Dudley and my hearts are sad to hear about the passing of Dave. And our thoughts and prayers are with Kathy and her family. Dave was a great friend to Dudley for so many years and a mentor as well. Many years ago he taught Dudley how to build a house from the ground up, starting with the footers all the way to the finish. Dudley worked for him at as young man and some of his favorite memories include when they would pour concrete, then having to wait for it to set up, they would go get Mexican food. Dave also introduced Dudley to the "Beer Fairy" Their friendship grew over the years and and they shared new experiences including building a large awesome building on the main street in downtown Grand Lake. Dave made effort since those early years to keep the friendship alive. He would on occasion pick up the phone and call Dudley, just to check in and say "Hi, how's it going" And Dave was the one Dudley would think of to call when he has had a construction problem that troubled him. Dudley would often say to himself "What would Dave do?"
Dave will be so missed, his smile and his laugh are imprinted in our memories, all that he taught Dudley will be cherished, and his kindness and friendship will live on in our hearts.
February 6, 2020
David, was one of the hardest working persons I have ever known!He was always smiling...and pleasant to be around.He and Kathy was some of the best neighbors I have ever had.I will miss him a lot💕
February 5, 2020
Dave was a wonderful friend. Doris and I will surely miss him. He did so much for so many people. God has a great place for him.
February 5, 2020
David will surely be missed, he has been a complete Blessing to all the folks here at Sunset Park.
February 3, 2020
Gabe and I loved and appreciated Dave. We're both so sad to hear about his passing. We send our love and prayers to his family.
If Dave was at our house it meant good things were happening. Something was either being built or fixed. He was a very talented carpenter and a wealth of knowledge in construction.
He always took the time to greet our animals and always had an upbeat attitude.
He will be greatly missed.
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