Date of Death:  February 16, 2020

Service Details

In accordance with John’s wishes cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the Three Rivers Elks Lodge #1248, 603 W. Michigan Ave, Three Rivers, MI 49093 at 12:00 noon with Pastor Clark Polly officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by the American Legion Hice-Shutes Post #170. Internment will be held on a later date.

Obituary Notice

John Edward Ellis Cline, Jr., age 82, of Three Rivers, Michigan passed away surrounded by his loving family in the early hours of Sunday, February 16, 2020. He was born on January 3, 1938 the son of John Cline Sr. and Florence (Parks) Dinstett in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

John received his journeyman technical degree from Glen Oaks and worked as a mechanical journeyman for Continental Can Company, Per Pak, and retired out of Foremost in Seattle, Washington.

He honorably served his country starting in 1955 in The United States Air Force for three years in Japan and was discharged after four. He was invited to take part in the Talons Out Honor Flight in September of 2018.

John is a former member of the Three Rivers Fraternal Order of the Eagles and was a current member of the Three Rivers Elks Lodge #1248 for the last 14 years.

He is preceded in his passing by his wife of 61 years: Pauline Cline; parents; son: Richard Cline; sister: Carol Menck; grandson: Shea Cline.

Left to cherish John’s memory are children: John (Kim) Cline III and Tonya Brundige; siblings: Paul Dinstett, Chuck Dinstett, Marilynn Loveall, and Valerie Bishop; seven grandchildren; and nineteen great-grandchildren.

Additional Information

Memorials made in John’s memory may be directed to the family c/o Tonya Brundige. Envelopes are available at Hohner Funeral Home.

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  1. So sorry to hear of Bubs passing. Van has fond memories of double dating with him and Pauline in Missouri. They will be fondly remembered and sadly missed. Prayers to the family. Van and Margie Crawford

  2. “A family is a circle of love, not broken by a loss, but made stronger by the memories. We are forever blessed that God connected us to you.” “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” “The loss is unmeasurable but so is the love left behind.” A wonderful person and a wonderful Uncle!! I love you so much!

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