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KJ1110
04-11-07, 04:12 PM
CORNELL — Peter W. Klug, 61, of 8643 H. Road, died Easter Sunday, April 8, 2007, at his home in Cornell of an apparent heart attack.

Peter was born Oct. 6, 1945, in Kidderminster Worcestershire, England, the son of Walter and Hazel (Priest) Klug. He was raised in Escanaba and attended the St. Joseph Catholic School before completing high school at the Escanaba Senior High.

Following high school, Peter enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. completing three tours during the Vietnam conflict and earning medals of accommodation which included, the Purple Heart, the Vietnamese Service Medal with two stars, the National Defense Service Medal, Presidential Unit Citation and two separate Good Conduct Medals. In addition, Peter received the Navy Achievement Medal for duties displayed in an exemplary manner authorizing him (Sgt. Peter W. Klug) to wear the Combat “V.”

Following his active duty honorable discharge, Peter transferred to the Marine Corp. Reserve and resided in Florida for two years before relocating back to the Delta County area, where he worked for various employers before acquiring a position as a welder and eventually retiring from the Harnischfeger Corporation.

Peter was a member of various organizations throughout the community, including, Escanaba AMVETs, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Life Member of the DAV and the Escanaba Lions Club.

Peter enjoyed trapping and was a member of the U.P. Trappers Association. He loved hunting, fishing and spending time with his family, especially his mother Hazel and his daughter Megan.

In addition to his mother Hazel, Peter is survived by his daughter, Megan Corcoran of Green Bay, Wis.; brother, Melvin (Dee) Klug of Cheyenne, Wyo.; two sisters, Janet Bourdeau of Escanaba, Cheryl Couillard of Green Bay, Wis.; and aunt, Marie Witterbrodt of Bay City. Pete was known as “Uncle Pete” to many nieces and nephews which include additional extended family members from England, Joy, Bobbie (Roger), Rachel (Martyn) and children. Also listed among the surviving family are Pete’s companions, Whiskers, Cuddles and Red.

Peter was preceded in death by his father, Walter, in October of 2002.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Skradski-Boyce Funeral Home in Escanaba. Military rites honoring Peter’s service to his country will be conducted at 5:45 p.m. at the funeral home by the Delta County Veteran’s Council. Funeral services celebrating the life of Peter W. Klug will follow military rites at 6 p.m. with Rev. Fr. Eric Olson of the St. Joseph St. Patrick Church officiating. Luncheon will follow at the St. Joseph St. Patrick Parish Hall.

Committal will be in the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Escanaba. For additional information or to send the Klug family a online personal message of condolence please go to www.skradski-boycefuneralhomes.com

ssgtt32
04-11-07, 07:30 PM
:iwo: Slow Hand Salute, RIP Sgt Klug :iwo: