Laura Kline, age 32, of Washington D.C. passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. Visitation will be held at the Osterberg Funeral Home in Jackson, from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, with a Rosary Service performed by Father Jonathan Fasnacht beginning at 7:00 p.m.. Visitation will also be held at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Mahler Chapel in Pine Island, Minnesota from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2023. A Celebration of Life Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Church of the Resurrection Catholic Church in Rochester, with a visitation held one hour prior to service. Father Peter Schuster will be officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in Pine Island Cemetery.
Laura Marie Kline was born to Ronald and Aleeta Kline in Carson City, Michigan on the 25th of April 1990. She was baptized at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Le Seur, Minnesota and confirmed in the Catholic faith at the Good Shepard Catholic Church in Jackson, Minnesota. Laura discovered her love of expressive arts and organic sciences at Jackson County Central High School, from which she graduated in 2008. Her thirst for knowledge yet unsated, she attended Stephens College for Performing Arts in Colombia, Missouri, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in biology and graduated egregia cum laude. During and after college, Laura worked with donor tissue acquisition and logistics. She continued in this career path to Baltimore, Maryland, where she fell in love with the East Coast and has remained over the last 11 years. 2 years ago, she moved to Washington D.C., working from home for BioIVT so as to spend more time on her many crafts and talents. Laura left us unexpectedly on Wednesday January 4th at the age of 32.
Laura was a vibrant soul who had a myriad of hobbies and interests. She enjoyed showcasing her artistic talents in a variety of manners, whether it be on canvas, in craft projects, or through theatre performances. Laura loved to sing karaoke where she could serenade with her true alto voice and enjoyed cooking and meal prepping. Some of her favorite crafts were those that blended creativity with practicality, such as making beautiful dresses (with pockets) or making her own furniture. She was an endless fount of empathy and love, allowing her to make lifelong friends wherever she went.
Laura lives on through the many hearts she touched from the Midwest to the East Coast. Many more lives have been enriched or made possible by the work she had done with tissue procurement and matching (including creating a new tool for tissue retrieval). She is survived by her father Ronald Kline (Chris), mother Aleeta Kline, brother Michael Kline (Hillary), sister Sarah Knutson (Jeremy), nieces Isabel Knutson and Anya Kline, nephews Jor Knutson and Leif Knutson, and her cat Chalupa Batman.
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