Jerry Leroy Kline, 76, Peru, passed away at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, February 18, 2022, at his residence.
Born November 24, 1945, in Peru, Indiana, he was the son of Richard and Betty L. (Sipe) Kline. On June 5, 1965, in Logansport, Indiana, he married Linda Lea Trexler, and she survives.
He was baptized at the Mexico Baptist Church and attended Olive Branch Church of God for several years. He graduated from Peru High School in 1964 and retired from Chrysler Corporation in Kokomo. He enjoyed old cars and motorcycles and loved going to car shows, traveling, and spending winters in Panama City Beach, Florida. Family was important to Jerry, and his grandchildren were among his greatest joys in life.
Along with his wife, Linda Kline, Peru, he is survived by two children, Michelle L. (Brian) Burns, Macy; Jerry A. Kline, Peru; three grandchildren, Jared (Kayla) Wilkinson, Vincennes; Allison Burns, Macy; and Keagan Kline, Peru; two great-granddaughters, Emily and Aubri Wilkinson, Vincennes; one brother, Jimmy (Marsha) Kline, Kokomo; one sister, Tana (Larry) Haynes, Twelve Mile; three sisters-in-law, Sandy Howard, Peru; Pam (Larry) Shrock, Peru; and Maribeth Wides, Bunker Hill; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parent; three brothers-in-law, Jim Trexler, Kim Trexler, and Larry Howard; and sister-in-law, Carole Trexler.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with Pastor Kyle Schnitz officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru.
Visitation will be from noon until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, at the funeral home.
McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, has been entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclainfh.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.