Celebrating the life of Lyle Cline
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He was born April 11, 1929 in Marion IL, the son of Elmer and Maude Helen (Smiley) Cline.
Lyle was a graduate of Marion High School and after graduation worked for Inland Steel Company and Old Ben Coal Mine before entering into the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. While in the U. S. Air Force, he attended University of California at Napa CA.
After serving in the Air Force, Lyle worked as a salesman for Swift and Company.
Lyle attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale and earned an Associate Degree in Mining Technology, a Bachelor Degree in Engineering Technology and a Master of Education. He was an educator at Southeastern Illinois College, John A Logan Community College, and Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he retired after 36 years of service at the age of 82. While as an educator, Lyle mentored many young people. He inspired them to continue their education and guided them to successful career paths.
Lyle loved airplanes and earned his pilot’s license. He greatly enjoyed flying, vacationing and spending time with friends and especially family.
He was also a lifelong member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Marion, IL.
In his passing, he leaves behind a wife, Nancy Cline of Marion, IL, two sons and their spouses, Colonel Bruce and MartaRollins -Cline of Carbondale / Harrisburg, IL, Major Douglas and Carol Cline of Slidell, LA, and two grandsons, Matthew Cline of Old Fort, TN and Daniel Cline of Valparaiso, IN, and his beloved cats, Coco and Tiger.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Friday, February 16, 2018 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Marion with Rev. Rance Leeds officiating. Burial will be private. Friends may call after 12:00 PM at the Church.
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Marion, IL 62959