Eldie was born December 11, 1969 in Kimball, NE to Eldie and Sharon (McKenzie) Cline. He grew up in the Minatare area before moving to Alliance where he graduated from high school in 1988. Following graduation he worked construction with his brother and uncle in California for a year before returning to Alliance where he went to work on the Burlington Northern Railroad in 1989. He met his wife, Carolyn Sue Hansen through mutual friends and the couple was married at the Alliance First Presbyterian Church on July 1, 1995. The couple moved to Laramie, WY in 2000 where Eldie attended WyoTech, earning a degree in auto body restoration and repair. Upon his graduation, he taught welding at WyoTech for one year. In 2004 he went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad in Oak Creek, CO. In 2005 he was transferred to Denver, CO where they remained until the Denver shop was closed in 2016 and they relocated to North Platte. He was a “gear head” who loved cars, Chevys in particular. He also had a knack for buying run down houses and fixing them up. Eldie did all parts of the remodeling from installing ceramic tile to plumbing, he could fix anything, and wasn’t afraid to try anything. He liked to draw and read, was a WWII buff and was great at telling jokes. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Eldie is survived by his wife, Carolyn; children, Henry and Ilsa; brother, Les (Pissamai) Cline of San Jose, CA; sisters, Sheralyn (Mike) Needham of Las Vegas, NV and Lenora (Doug) Waltman of Casper, WY; mother-in-law, Susan (Gene) Lore of Alliance, NE; father-in-law, John (Connie) Hansen of Alliance, NE; uncle, Chris Cline of San Ramon, CA; aunt, Hattie Grubs of Piedmont, SD; uncle, David (Sheri) Cline of Bill, Wy; as well as other extended family members, friends, and his fellow employees on the 2nd Shift.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eldie and Sharon Cline; and grandparents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested in his name for his children’s future education. Online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com. Cremation was chosen and a memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday February 10, 2018 at Church of our Savior Episcopal Church with Reverend Jeffrey Nelson officiating. Those wishing to do so may sign the register book from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Friday February 9, 2018 at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.