OREGON – Carl E. Cline, 92, lifelong Oregon resident, died Friday, March 21, 2014, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon.
Carl was born March 3, 1922, in Oregon, the son of Thomas and Ruth (Cox) Cline. He graduated from Oregon High School. Carl married Eva Wiegand on Oct. 14, 1949, in Sterling. He was a World War II Navy veteran. He had been employed at Schiller Piano Factory, and then for more than 40 years at Etnyre Manufacturing in Oregon before retirement. He was a member of Oregon United Methodist Church, Grand Detour Cemetery Board, and Oregon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8739. He also was a founding member and board member of Oregon Community Credit Union. Carl was an avid fisherman, earning the nickname “Catfish” Cline, and a hunter.
He is survived by his wife, Eva, daughter, Carol Zellers, grandson, Nathaniel Zellers, and brothers, Earl Cline and Willie (Donna A.) Cline, all of Oregon.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his granddaughter, April Marie Zellers; and his brothers, Richard, Howard, Wilbur, and Nelson.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Monday and the funeral at 2 p.m. Monday at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Oregon, with the Rev. David Demmer of New Life Assembly of God in Oregon officiating. Burial will be at Grand Detour Cemetery.
Memorials have been established to Serenity Hospice & Home, Oregon United Methodist Church, and New Life Assembly of God.
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