Robert A. ‘Bob’ Klug, 97
A memorial service will be held Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at 2 p.m. at
Community United Methodist Church, Cedarburg, for Robert A. "Bob"
Klug, of Cedarburg, who died on Aug. 16, 2011, at the age of 97. A
gathering will be held at the church immediately following the
service. The Rev. David Blackmer will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Community United Methodist Church
Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory of Cedarburg has assisted the
family. Online condolences may be sent by visiting
Bob was born in Milwaukee on April 19, 1914, to Richard H. and
Magdalena (nee Hermann) Klug. He graduated from Milwaukee North High
School in 1931.
As a staff sergeant in the Army Air Corps, Bob served his country
during World War II from 1941 through 1945. He was stationed in
England, North Africa and Italy.
Bob was employed in 1931 by the Milwaukee Gas Light Co., which later
became Wisconsin Gas and is now We Energies. He started as a
messenger boy and rose to several positions in sales and management,
retiring in 1976.
A Cedarburg resident since 1954, Bob was an active volunteer and lay
minister at Community United Methodist Church. Bob served as the city
of Cedarburg director of emergency services and held positions on the
Cedarburg Park Board.
An Eagle Scout, Bob volunteered for Troop 3 Cedarburg Boy Scouts.
Along with his wife, Evelyn, he was a founding member of the
Cedarburg Cultural Center. He was a guide at the Cedarburg Visitors
Center and a member of the League of Women Voters.
Bob was a volunteer with Ozaukee COPE well into his 90s and served as
a volunteer driver for the Red Cross. For their service, Bob and Ev
were named the Ozaukee County Volunteers of the Year for 2003. Bob
actively participated in the Friday Morning Breakfast Club for many
years. An avid walker, he also enjoyed aviation, sheepshead and
Bob and Ev took part in over 40 Elderhostels after they retired.
Adventurous travelers, their destinations included East Africa,
Europe, New Zealand, Fiji and all 50 states.
Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Evelyn (nee Berg)
Klug, a resident of Lasata Care Center; sons, William (Meredith) Klug
of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Richard (Kate Stearns) Klug of
Wellesley, Mass.; grandsons, Nate Klug of New Haven, Conn., and Sam
Klug of New York; other relatives and many friends.
Heartfelt thanks to Elaine and Tom Halladay for their care and