Norman Cline


HICKSVILLE -- Norman L. Cline, 75, died Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.

Norm was born September 27, 1936, at Mark Center, Ohio, the son of William and Kathryn (Haver) Cline. He was a graduate of Mark Center High School.

Norm retired from Ohio Power Company after 35 years of service. He loved sports and was a well-known umpire and referee in northwest Ohio. Norm was the baseball coach in Paulding for many years. Besides being an avid sports fan, Norm also enjoyed fishing and gardening. He was a member of the Sherwood Masonic Lodge and the Grace United Methodist Church. At church he was a head usher and the president of the UMM.

Norm is survived by a daughter, Sharon (Kim) Schlater; three sons, Larry (Marie), Paul and Todd (Jessica); six grandchildren; two brothers, Jerry (Sharon) Cline and Bill (Luann) Cline; one sister, Marcia (Larry) Pressler; a half brother, Pat Fisher; and a half sister, Danielle Fisher. Marie Clark has been a special longtime friend of Norman's.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Cline; his mother, Kathryn Fisher; and a son, Terry Cline.

Visitation for Norm will be Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Smith & Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville. A Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. The funeral service will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, Hicksville, with Pastor Tim Pieper officiating. Burial will be at Lost Creek Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Grace United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be shared at

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  • Dear Cline Children, So sorry to hear of your Fathers passing. I remember him well on the ball field and off. Jim Leininger