CORNELIUS — Marlin Richard "Dick" Kline, 70, died May 31 at his home. There was a private Rite of Christian Burial at Hilltop Memorial Cemetery in Nyssa. A flag honor presentation will follow under the direction of the Oregon Honor Guard. A funeral Mass will be scheduled at a future date.

Mr. Kline was born April 9, 1950, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the son of the late Marlin and Rita (Morrison) Kline. He was raised in New England and graduated in 1968 from Wayland, (Massachusetts) High School.

He joined the United States Army in 1968 in Boston. He served for nearly three years in Company "A", 519th MI BN, until he received his honorable discharge on June 9, 1971, at the rank of Sergeant E-5. He received the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Army Commendation Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

He then earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Oregon State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Illinois.

Mr. Kline and Mary Haburchak married Sept. 1, 1973, at St. Bridget Church in Nyssa. They celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary this past September. Following their graduation from OSU, they lived in the Midwest cities of Chicago and Toledo; then in Nyssa and Ontario, Oregon, until 2002 when they moved to Cornelius where they have resided since.

Mr. Kline owned and operated Kline's Hardware and More (Coast to Coast) store in Nyssa from 1979 to 2002. He then served as city manager for the cities of Vale, Ontario, Cornelius and Vernonia until retiring in 2006.

Mr. Kline also served on the Nyssa School Board. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge Aerie #2134 in Nyssa; the Kiwanis Club in Ontario; the Nyssa and Cornelius Chamber of Commerce; and was a member of St. Alexander Parish in Cornelius. He enjoyed home improvement projects, woodworking, gardening and golf.

He is survived by his wife; his four daughters, Christine of Dallas, Oregon, Ellen, Beth and Sarah of Portland, and their husbands; his two brothers, David of Tigard and Daniel of Woodridge, Illinois, and their wives; and eight grandchildren, Nik and Coral Ellingson; Louis and Frances Petersen; Eloise and Nathan Colt; and Clara and Henry Martin; and nieces and nephews.