Leroy P. "Buss" Kline, 80, of Fostoria, passed away Wednesday morning, Nov. 7, 2012, at Good Shepherd Home in Fostoria.
He was born March 13, 1932, in Fostoria to the late Wilbur and Pearl (Weaks) Kline. He married Doris "Dodie" Souders July 11, 1960, in Wise, Va., and she preceded him in death Aug. 25, 2008.
Surviving are his son, Kent (Lisa) Kline of Elmore, and stepson, Dennis ( Linda) Souders of Fostoria; four grandchildren, Steve (Kim) Souders and Jessica Kline, both of Fostoria, Angela (Tim) Claubaugh of Columbus, and Tonia Kline of Elmore; and five great-grandchildren, Alex and Shane Souders, Madisen Crites-Kline, Izabella and Kellen Frankart, all of Fostoria.
The family wishes to recognize the love and devotion offered to Buss over the past few years by his dear friend Thelma Henline, also of Fostoria.
He also was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Kline.
Buss was a member of Hope Lutheran Church. He also was a member of the former Elks Club, the Moose Lodge and the Eagles Club, all in Fostoria, as well as the Fostoria Board of Realtors.
He was an insurance agent and salesman for Western-Southern Life Insurance Company, and also for Aetna, where he eventually became a district manager. Buss owned his own insurance agency, Weber Kline Insurance, but also sold real estate as a "side line" job.
Buss found pleasure from spending time near the water, where he enjoyed boating and fishing. He loved traveling, and having traveled the world, he most enjoyed Monte Carlo, but always liked going to Amish country and stopping for a piece of pie.
A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Hope Lutheran Church, Fostoria, with the Rev. Dr. Larry Knigga officiating.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. A luncheon at the church will follow the service. Private interment will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.
Memorial contributions are requested to Hope Lutheran Church or to Good Shepherd Home, both in Fostoria.