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Welcome to the memorial page for

Susan Kline

April 20, 1963 ~ May 9, 2017 (age 54)

With her heart on her sleeve, Susan E. Kline lived her life with great selflessness. Her smile was constant and contagious, and she wanted the best for everyone she knew. Her place in our lives is irreplaceable, whether it be as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt or friend. We will miss her dearly as we look to each other for comfort in memories we are able to share.

Susan's first days in the world were during some very remarkable times in history. It was 1963, and a year that proved to be memorable for its many important events and people. The Beatles became a household name with their first album’s release, and families all across America tuned in to watch “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Mister Ed.” The oral vaccine for polio was released nationwide and was given with a cube of sugar.

Abroad, the Soviet Union launched the first woman into space, and closer to home, zip codes were implemented in the United States. The American civil rights activist, Martin Luther King Jr., made the speech of a century when he called for an end to racism and equal civil rights in “I Have a Dream.” On April 20th, just months before this historic speech was given, David and Sharon Frost were happily dreaming of a brighter future and world with the birth of their daughter, Susan. Susan was joined by many siblings to make the family complete.

She started life in Columbus, Ohio, but she and her family moved to Indiana during her middle school years. She stayed in Indiana for the duration of her younger years where she made many memories with her brothers and sisters growing up.

As her life meandered through the times, she matured, and eventually was given the opportunity to experience love. She met Allen, the man who would give her his heart, at the Three Rivers Festival in Fort Wayne. Allen found a way to captivate and charm her even with a black eye he had the honor of displaying at the beer tent. Before too long, the happy couple rang wedding bells on December 28, 1985, in Kendallville, Indiana.

From that day forward, Susan made her family her number one priority in life. As newlyweds, they settled into married life happily. The next step was starting a family of their own; Allen and Susan celebrated the joyful blessing of three children. They completed their family with two boys, Brandon and Brice, and one daughter, Brittany.

The Kline family was a busy one. The kids were involved in many activities that kept them on the go all the time. Susan spent many hours at the baseball fields cheering on both of her boys. She also attended numerous show choir competitions to support her daughter's talented singing.

Whatever Susan did, she wanted her whole family to join her. They did everything together, and this was at the center of her heart's content. Sometimes a mere trip to Walmart as a family made her as happy as could be. Fortunately, they went on even more exciting adventures together. They traveled to Chicago on many occasions where a great time was had by all. One of the best trips, however, was the one in July of 2009 that took them to Edinburgh, Scotland. The special times they shared there will never be forgotten. Susan did not need to travel to other countries to find her peace. She was just as satisfied to create a delicious meal in her kitchen for everyone to enjoy with conversation and laughter. One particular hobby did not come naturally to Susan, but she learned how to fish just so her family would not leave her behind for hours at a time. Eventually, she even grew to love the time spent with a fishing pole in the water!

Though she thoroughly enjoyed the company of others, she did have times of solitude to which she put to good use. Susan worked at Wal-Mart in Auburn for many years, and she made many lasting friendships there. Her friendly smile was shared for a short time at the gas station in Garrett, for she worked there as well. When she was not working to earn a little spending money, she loved to make crafts and give them as gifts to others. She was known to paint plaster Santa Claus and other figurines, and wine bottles. These artifacts are left behind to remind us of her love. She also relished the Christmas season, as she always looked forward to helping others and spending time catching up with friends and family. When all else failed, if it was baseball season, you could bet to find her energetically cheering on her Chicago Cubs!

Susan was always one who wanted to please others and make them happy. She was an amazingly generous person who genuinely loved everyone she met. It was Susan's wish to share that she loved those in her life and each and every one person touched her life in so many cherished ways.

Sadly, we are forced to say goodbye to Susan E. Kline, for she endured her disease for as long as she was able. At the young age of 54, she passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, surrounded by the spirit of loved ones. She gracefully entered as God opened the gate of heaven, and she left behind the illness that troubled her. We will dearly hold the memories we shared with Susan, and we will feel her presence in our hearts forever.

As we lay her to rest, the loved ones surviving are: Husband, Allen Kline of Garrett. Children, Brandon and Brianne Kline of Austin, TX, Brice and Anna Kline of Fort Wayne, Brittany Kline of Fort Wayne; mother, Sharon Frost of Garrett; Brother; Mike and Nedra Frost of Garrett; Peter Frost of Garrett, Sister; Regina Frost and Gradis Yates of Kendallville, Nieces; Kyra Frost, Makayla Frost, Kascha Phares. Nephews; Reed Frost, Konnor Frost.

She was preceded in death by her Father David Frost, as well as, Sister Justine Frost.

Visitation will be held Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Pinnington Funeral & Cremation Services 502 N. Main Street, Auburn. No service will be held. Memorial donations may be made to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. To sign the online guest registry, or to leave the family a message of condolence, visit www.pinningtonfh.com.


 Service Information

Visitation
Friday
May 12, 2017

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Pinnington Funeral & Cremation Servies
502 N. Main Street
Auburn, IN 46706

Visitation
Friday
May 12, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Pinnington Funeral & Cremation Servies
502 N. Main Street
Auburn, IN 46706


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