Urban “Herk” Kline, 90, of Nicktown, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020, at home.
Born Sept. 2, 1929, in Susquehanna Township, he was the son of Urban and Genevieve (Feighner) Kline.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Francis “Jim” Kline; and daughter-in-law, Christine Kline.
He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Lou Ann (Kirsch) Kline; children: Gregory (Paula Jo) Kline, Northern Cambria; Wayne Kline, Carrolltown; Patrick (Regina) Kline, Beverly (Ronald) Sherry and Theresa (Frank) Dumm, all of Nicktown; Anne (George) Miers, Royersford; and Daniel (Carrie) Kline, Northern Cambria; 18 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sister, Mary Grace Karlheim, Patton, and many nieces and nephews.
A 1948 graduate of Spangler High School, Herk served several years in the National Guard during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Legion of Mary and Holy Name Society. A lumberjack all his life, Herk worked for Farrell Lumber and Wenturine Lumber companies. He also operated his own business, Kline’s Sales & Service, where he was well known for his ability to repair power saws and equipment. He was still working in his shop last spring.
Always concerned for the local community, Urban was one of the founders of Veterans Memorial Ambulance Association and had been a member of Nicktown Fire Company since its origin. He was a volunteer for more than 40 years with Boy Scouts of America, Penns Woods Council, who awarded Herk Volunteer of the Century in their five-county area.
Above all else, he was devoted to his family, his wife, children and grandchildren, sharing his deep faith in God to guide his family. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Due to current health concerns, a private service will be conducted for the Kline family with Fr. Jeremiah Lange.
Committal will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery. A memorial Mass will be scheduled at a future date.
Moriconi Funeral Home Inc., Northern Cambria, is in charge of arrangements.