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Dorothy Kline, 89 - September 25, 2011


Dorothy Caroline Kline, 89, of Gothenburg passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at Gothenburg.
Services will take place at the First Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Matt Coplen officiating. Interment will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell.
Kline was born Feb. 1, 1922, at Gothenburg, the daughter of Louis F. and Laura R. (Coke) Heuer.
She was the owner and manager of Kline’s Carousel Gift Shop. She also worked as a secretary for the Gothenburg Housing Authority, and was employed as a receptionist with Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, the First Presbyterian Church and Gothenburg Senior Center.
Kline enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing and other types of crafts, according to family members. She also enjoyed flowers, gardening and taking her special pet Cricket for car rides.
She had received a special award from the tourism committee for her time and effort to maintain and promote the Swedish Crosses Cemetery.
Kline was preceded in death by: her husband, Bruce Milton Kline; her parents, Louis and Laura; a sister, Marian Olin; brother, Kenneth Heuer; grandson, Casey Dutch Heuer Kline.
Survivors include: three sons—Dave (Jeanine) Kline and Kent (Marian) Kline, all of Gothenburg, and Mark (Patty) Kline of Manhattan, KS; her daughter, Kandace (Bradley) Speer of Covington, VA; four grandsons—Mitchell (Elsa) Kline of Commerce City, CO, Jason (Megan) Kline of Littleton, CO, Christopher (Amanda) Kline of Holdrege, and Jeremiah (Mary-Anne) Kline of El Paso, TX; four granddaughters—Kelli (Ryan) Smith of Manhattan, KS, Shannon (Jesse) Labenz of Columbus, Haley (Andrew) Cowan of Colorado Springs, CO, and Stephanie Speer of Washington DC, MD; 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church, 1020 Lake Ave. Gothenburg, NE 69138, the Gothenburg Senior Center (Kitchen Fund), 410 20th St. Gothenburg, NE 69138, and the Gothenburg Volunteer Fire Department, 602 10th St. Gothenburg, NE 69138.