Casey Kline, 27 - March 25, 2009
Casey D. Kline, 27, of Manhattan, KS, grandson of Gothenburg resident Dorothy Kline, died Monday, March 16, 2009, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan, after a courageous battle with muscular dystrophy.
Memorial services were held on Friday, March 20, at the Sedalia Community Church with the Rev. Kevin Larson officiating. Inurnment took place at the Sedalia Cemetery.
Kline was born Sept. 21, 1981, at Great Bend, KS, son of Mark and Patty (Steider) Kline. The family moved to Manhattan in 1989 where he attended Manhattan schools, graduating in 2000.
He received a bachelor of science degree in business in 2004, and his master of accountancy in 2005 from Kansas State University. He was most recently the interim business manager at the Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University.
Kline loved sports of all kinds and kept stats during high school for the baseball team as well as American Legion baseball, according to family members. He also kept stats for many years on a volunteer basis for Kansas State men’s and women’s basketball and baseball.
He had attended every home football game, and was able to attend the Indianapolis 500 twice, once with his grandmother, Frances, and once with Gretchen, his fiancée.
Kline was preceded in death by: his two grandfathers—Bruce Kline and Kelly Steider.
Survivors include: his fiancée, Gretchen Olesen; his parents, Mark and Patty Kline; sister, Kelli (Ryan) Smith; nephews—Peyton and Hayden Smith; a niece, Reece Smith; grandmothers—Frances Steider of Manhattan, and Dorothy Kline of Gothenburg; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Manhattan Community Foundation, funding an educational scholarship in Kline’s memory for students with disabilities.
Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home at 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.