Steven G. Kline

Dec 25, 2017
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1:00 PM, Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Westminster Presbyterian Church


4:00 to 7:00 PM, Tuesday January 2, 2018 at Locke Funeral Home


inurnment in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Independence


Lions Club


Steven G. Kline, 69, of Waterloo, died Monday, December 25, 2017 at Covenant Medical Center.


He was born in Waterloo on December 6, 1948, the son of W.C. and Suzanne Loesch Kline.


Steve married Tedda Sheldon; they later divorced.


He graduated from West High School in 1967.


Steve started working at the family business, Kline Optical, at the age of 12. He then worked as an optician for Dr. Gary Phelps, then Waterloo Eye Clinic, which later became Cedar Valley Eye Clinic.


He played softball in Waterloo and Cedar Falls and coached Optimist softball. Steve was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, and spent every Thursday night with his friends.


Steve is survived by his daughter: Robin (Steve) Olsson of Waterloo, IA, two brothers: Richard (Ann) Kline of Donna, TX and Bill (Cindy) Kline of Waterloo, IA and a special friend: Paula Harvey of Lamont, IA.


He was preceded in death by his parents.

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  1. Kenesha Davis | Jan 02, 2018
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Steve. I have worked with Steve through Kline Optical since I was a child. Steve was always pleasant to work and had such a sweet spirit. Steve will truly be missed, he had such an awesome smile. Your family is in our prayers. Rest well Steve, heaven has gained an angel.
  2. Larry and Catherine | Dec 31, 2017

    We are so sorry to hear of Steve's passing.  We have known Steve for quite sime time.  My husband graduated from high school with him.  Steve was such a nice guy.  Always took time to talk with us when we would come in to get our eyes checked.  Keeping you all in our prayers.  Larry & Catherine Schroeder.

  3. walker | Dec 31, 2017
    Im so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. I will always remember his love of classic cars. Steve was a awesome man. He will be missed. RIP Steve
  4. Kevan Cortright | Dec 31, 2017

    To Steve’s family,

    i’m so very sorry you must endure the loss of Steve. Our friendship covers many years and i will miss that great smile and kind manner Steve always projected. Willard and Suzanne have reunited with a special son. I will always remember how special it was to see you guys working together and the expertise you carried to so many in the optical field. I send you all my sympathy and prayers for  support. May God bless and give you strength.

    Sincerely, Kevan Cortright

  5. Terry Dutcher | Dec 31, 2017

    We were saddened to hear of Steve's passing. The Kline family were always special friends to the Dutcher family.  Charlie always enjoyed chatting with Steve when we were back in Iowa.  Steve was the only person Charlie would buy his glasses from.  We were just talking about him 10 days ago.

    Condolences to all of the Kline family.

     Charlie and Terry Dutcher
  6. Barbara L Chapman | Dec 28, 2017

    Steve will be missed.  He always had a friendly word for my husband and me when we were in CV Optical.  Such a super nice man.  We are so sorry for your loss.  

    Bud and Barb Chapman

  7. Jlkm | Dec 28, 2017

    Bill & Cindy and family,

    our condolences to all in the loss of your brother & uncle.

    it was always nice to see Steve and chat at the optical! Please know he will be missed.

    May your faith and fond memories offer comfort in the days ahead.

    joan & Joe Meany

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