Kurt E. Kline, 69, of Lexington, Nebraska

Kurt E. Kline, 69, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2022, with family at his side.

He was born on May 18, 1953, in Lexington, Nebraska, to Barton and Marian (Nisley) Kline. He attended rural school District #3 through 6th grade. He then attended school in Lexington. As a sophomore in high school, in 1969, through Dawson County 4-H, he was a part of the Nebraska State Champion Livestock Judging Team and competed in the International Exposition in Chicago. He graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1971. After graduation, Kurt decided to take a year to backpack throughout Europe. Then back to Nebraska he went to complete an Ag Business degree at the University of Nebraska, in Lincoln.

His first employment was as a loan officer at Production Credit in Kearney. From there he offered to take over the farming operation on the family farm east of Lexington. Kurt farmed for 37 years. When he retired, he continued to manage the farm.

He was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church of Lexington where he sometimes sang in the choir.

Kurt served on the Central Platte Natural Resources District for several terms and was active in Farm Bureau, holding all offices including President. He spear-headed the Spring Creek Project to control flooding east of Lexington. He received the Ag Service Award from the Lexington Chamber of Commerce in 2014.

Kurt enjoyed repurposing old farm equipment into metal sculptures. He had a vast collection of various sizes and colors of marbles.

Survivors include three brothers, Bart (Linda) Kline of Boise, Idaho, Scott (Diana) Kline of Sun City West, Arizona, and Todd (Ruth) Kline of Hastings Nebraska; two sisters, Christin (Rick) Roffers of Fremont, Nebraska, and Gretchen (Bob) Bricker of Colorado Springs, Colorado; ten nieces and nephews and 17 great nieces and nephews.

Kurt was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials are kindly suggested to the First United Methodist Church in Lexington and the Lexington Community Foundation.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements.  Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com

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