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Paul "PK" Kline
August 26, 1933 - August 11, 2017




Full Name: Paul "PK" Kline
Date of Birth: August 26, 1933
Date of Death: August 11, 2017
Country of Birth: United States
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Place of Death: Reno, NV, USA
Biography:

Paul Lee Kline was born August 26, 1933 in Los Angeles, CA, the first of three children born to Alfreda Hilaria Laguna and Paul Leo Kline.  Paul spent his early childhood in Indio, California located in Southern California's Colorado Desert region doing what most young boys do, play sports, and ride bikes and "horses".  The family moved to the San Gabriel Valley, and enlisted in the US Army in 1949. Very proud to be a Korean War Veteran, he served as a Corporal in Korea from 1951-52 in the 40th Infantry Division of the 980th Field Artillery Battalion Unit.  After his tour of duty he left the Army and settled in Southern California where he later married his wife Ginger in 1978. He was a professional Brewer by trade and worked for several major breweries in Southern California, including Anheuser-Busch in Los Angeles and  Miller Brewing Company in Irwindale, CA, where he retired from Brewing in 1982. That same year he and Ginger left Southern California and moved to Reno, Nevada where they would spend their semi-retirement years enjoying a more leisurely pace, the Sierra Nevada mountains and watching Nevada's Wolfpack Basketball Team and AAA Baseball team, the Reno Aces. They enjoyed life. After enjoying some years of practicing retirement he landed a job with Nevada Power and Energy before he retired completely. His love of sports in his youth also led him to coach Little League for many years. He was a preeminent sports enthusiast.  He could have easily been a sports commentator with all of the facts and statistics he stored and put to good use in NFL, MLB, NBA and Horse Racing sports. Paul recently celebrated his 41st year of sobriety. Over those 4 decades he faithfully sponsored many young men in AA. He was gracious in communication, a man of few words.  But, when he spoke, it was purposeful. He also had a dry sense of humor with impeccable timing. He loved to make friends and family smile and laugh. He was loved by many. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Ginger, a son, Paul, daughter Rhonda, step-son Greg, daughter-in-law Jill, his brother Robert “Bob”, and 6 grandchildren, Nicole, Nolan, Zackary, Brettley, Mason, and April and his beloved Golden Retriever, Gracie. His parents and sister preceded him in death. Paul was a kind, quiet and generous man and well liked by all who knew him. A memorial service will be held Riverside National Cemetery on Saturday, April 11, 2018 at 9am. 

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