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Walter Klug

Walter R. Klug

July 14th, 1922 - November 28th, 2021

Walter's Obituary

Walter Richard Klug, 99, of Coloma, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at his home at Woodland Terrace in Coloma.

Walter was born July 14, 1922 in Sodus to Herman and Bertha (Jantz) Klug. Walter joined the Army Air Force and served in World War II as a machinist. He was a member of two campaigns in Northern France and Germany, which later awarded him two battle stars. His creative and inventive nature helped the Army tremendously during this time. On October 13, 1946 in Coloma, he married Eleanor Wendzel; recently celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary. Walter retired after many years as a building contractor. He enjoyed fishing and hunting in his free time, and in his younger years, enjoyed riding his Indian motorcycle. His family and friends will remember him for his integrity, kindness, sense of humor and overall happy go lucky nature. He truly was the best husband, dad, and grandpa. Walter was also a long-time member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sodus.

Walter is survived by his wife, Eleanor Klug; his daughters, Joyce (John) Froehlich, Elaine (Ken) Gaynor, and Marlene (the late Frank) Moscardelli; his grandchildren, Kristi (Mike) Kurncz, Mike (Kristen) Froehlich, Mark (Kelly) Froehlich, Ryan (Linda) Moscardelli, and Jared Moscardelli; and his great grandchildren, Justin, Cory, and Emily Kurncz, Marina, Alexander and Xavier Froehlich, Harper Froehlich, and baby boy Moscardelli, on the way.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Herbert, Edward, Leonard, Richard, and Arnold Klug, Elsie Bujack, Emma Heiden, Anna Falak, Hertha Andres, Helen Russell, and Dolores Regan; and his parents.

The family wants to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff at Woodland Terrace for the loving and dedicated care that they gave to Walter. The family also would like to extend their thanks to Caring Circle Hospice for the care that they provided.

The family will be holding services privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 3713 Naomi Rd., Sodus, www.stpaulsodus.com or Michigan Lutheran High School, www.michiganlutheran.org.

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