Jun. 12, 1894 Hastings Cambria County Pennsylvania, USA
Jan. 17, 1970 Los Angeles County California, USA
Government officials misspelled the Kline name on official documents in Cambria, Co.; so Des used the spelling Kline during his lifetime. However he and other family members chose to be buried together and use the correct spelling Klein on their tombstones.
Des was born in Hastings but grew up on the family owned and operated coal mine and farm. He said as a teenager: "He dug coal by day and went dancing at night. He met Alma at a dance and courted her by horse and buggy. They were married in Cumberland, MD on 13 January 1915. Witnesses were Andy and Catherine Flick.