Geraldine (Gerri) Ann Kline, 86, of Owen (formerly of Rib Lake) passed away Monday, March 4, 2019 at Clark County Rehabilitation and Living Center under the care of Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.
Gerri was born to John and Alice (Olson) Clark on a farm in Brook Park, MN. She lived on the farm until she was old enough to attend school and then she moved with her family to the village of Brook Park.
Gerri attended elementary school in Brook Park and high school in Pine City, MN. She graduated from Pine City High School in 1950. After high school Gerri married Leroy Stewart. They lived in Stetsonville, WI. In 1962 the couple moved to Rib Lake with their children where Leroy, owned and managed Stewart Lumber & Fuel. Gerri was a busy homemaker and mother. She raised five children. She loved taking care of her home (which was always immaculate), baking, gardening, sewing, and caring for her children. She also loved visiting and entertaining friends and family. Gerri was always willing to help anyone in need whether it would be taking them to the doctor, offering them a place to stay, or doing their shopping for them. Gerri loved the Lord and was always wanting to learn more about God and the Bible. She loved sharing her faith with others especially her children and grandchildren. Gerri and Leroy divorced in 1976. Later she married Charles (Charlie) Kline. After marrying Charlie, Gerri worked for a while as a home health aide taking care of people in their homes.
Gerri is survived by her children: Penny (Dennis) Bryn of Myrtle Beach, SC, James Stewart of Eau Claire, Thomas Stewart of Rib Lake, and Robert Stewart of Westboro. Step-children: Diane (Bill) Vaughn of Marshfield, Debbie (JC) Nelson of Oconto Falls, and Dennis (Lisa) Kline of Hamptonville, NC. She is also survived by her sister, Faye Peterson of White Bear Lake, MN and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son Richard Stewart, a step-son David Kline, her husband Charles Kline and a sister Deanne Stratte.
Services will be held at Hemer Funeral Home in Rib Lake at 12:00 PM on Friday, March 8, 2019. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until time of service. Burial will follow at Stetsonville Public Cemetery in Stetsonville.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com