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John Alfred Cline

Funeral services for John Alfred Cline, 86, Koshkonong, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 2, 2019 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mr. Cline passed away at 1:20 a.m., Friday, November 29, 2019 at Ozarks Medical Center.


He was born November 4, 1933, at Koshkonong, Missouri, to John P. Cline and Lorene Dills Cline.  On July 3, 1953, he was married at East Peoria, Illinois, to Ruthie Kelso.  Before his retirement, he worked at Caterpillar.  Mr. Cline loved his family; he enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing slots.  John was a hardworking man.  His goal when he retired was to farm and build his own house, both of which he accomplished both with the help of his son, Terry and son-in-law, Dale.  Mr. Cline attended Shiloh Baptist Church.


He is survived by his wife, Ruthie Cline, of the family home; two children, Terry Cline and wife, Nancy, Rover,  Missouri and Tracy Leitner and husband, Dale, Birch Tree, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Alma Cline; six grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.


His parents, one son, Jerry Cline, one great-grandson, Samuel Wynn, one brother, Lonnie Cline and one sister, Wanda Tauber, preceded him in death.


Mr. Cline will lie in state from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m., Sunday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Visitation will be held from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m., Monday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Redburn Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Easter Seals or Shriners Hospitals for Children and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at