Nina Mardell Kline

Sep 20, 2020
Kline, Nina


11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 24, 2020 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel  



will be held one hour before the service. 


Garden of Memories Cemetery


may be directed to Hawkeye Community College Nursing Program, 1501 E Orange Rd, Waterloo, IA 50701.


Nina Mardell Kline, 92, of Waterloo, died Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Friendship Village Pavilion.  She was born October 27, 1927 in Waterloo the daughter of Ray and Florence Burrell Geiger. She was a 1946 Waterloo East High School graduate and attended Hawkeye Tech receiving her LPN degree.

She married John “Howard” Kline on August 17, 1947 in Waterloo; he preceded her in death on December 3, 1994. 

Nina worked as a medical assistant for Dr. Gardner Phelps for several years and then as an Adult Education Instructor for Hawkeye Tech for 6 years.  She was a former member of Waterloo Church of Christ, American Legion Auxiliary, past National President of the Certified Nursing Assistant Association, and volunteered with Meals on Wheels.

Survived by: one son, Scott (Cheryl) Kline of Clear Lake; one daughter, Sheryl (Adelmo “Del”) Jaramillo of Cedar Falls; 5 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. 

Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; 2 sisters, Carra Stainbrook and Ella Mae Pelton and a brother, Eugene Geiger. 


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  1. Sue Card | Sep 24, 2020

    Scott, Stacy, and Josh & families

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your mom/grandma. If you remember, she and your dad were our landlords when we were in that little house on Newton St. I have fond memories of her and your dad. Fond memories of a lot of those old times! My sympathy to all of you. 

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