Jerald "Jerry" Dee Cline, 85, of Van Wert passed away Sunday evening, April 23, 2023 at Van Wert Manor.
He was born on October 26, 1937, in Defiance County the son of the late William and Catherine (Haver) Cline. On February 27, 1982, he married Sharron Cline who survives.
Family survivors include his children, Duane (Paula) Cline, Kenneth (Penny) Cline, and Rhonda (Steve) Caryer; step-children, Lynne (Mark) Widner, Russell Olson, Laura (Matt) Rhoades, and Gretchen (Tad) Olson; a sister, Marcia (Larry) Pressler; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, William “Bill” Cline, and Norman Cline.
Jerry was the proud owner of Cline Super Valu Grocery Store in Hicksville, Ohio where he worked for many years. He owned many different horses throughout his life and often competed in harness racing for 30 years. He had a kind generous heart, witty sense of humor and will be missed by many. Jerry was also a member of First Baptist Church being baptized at 83 years old.
There will be a visitation on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at First Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m., officiated by Pastor Bobby Hile and Pastor John Rager. A graveside service will follow at Woodland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made out to First Baptist Church.
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