BLAIRSTOWN: Harold E. Klug, age 77, died at his home, Friday July 13, 2018 following an extended illness.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Cedar Hills Community Church, 6455 E Ave NW, Cedar Rapids. Visitation will be held from 4-7 PM, Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home in Blairstown. Interment will be held at 2 PM, Wednesday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Blairstown with graveside military rites by M.J. Kirby American Legion Post #170 and the National Guard Funeral Honors. A memorial fund has been established for Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity and Essence of Life Hospice.
Harold was born October 25, 1940 at Northwood, North Dakota to Ernest Frederick and Goldie Marie (Baker) Klug. Following graduation from high school in 1958, he attended Whapeton Technical School of Electronics and graduated in 1960. Harold served his country in the National Guard from 1961-67. He married Gloria Hopkins on May 26, 1962 at Cedar Rapids. She preceded him in death on February 15, 2001. On November 2, 2002 he married Donna (Reimer) Maas at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.
Harold’s passion was farming and the church. He was raised on a farm in North Dakota and later moved to Iowa. He purchased a farm near Blairstown in 1972. Harold continued farming until his death. He was also employed at Rockwell Collins for 35 years, retiring in 2016.
He is survived by his loving wife, Donna; his children, Bethany Jean (Michael Varieur) Kirton of Cedar Rapids, Jeffrey Harold (Wendy) Klug of Iowa City, Christopher Ernest Klug of Blairstown, Clay William Maas of Maquoketa, and Diana (Mark) Sullivan of Mequon, WI; his grandchildren, Yvette Rivera of Des Moines, Kayleigh Kirton of Cedar Rapids, and Glory Rose Klug of Blairstown; and many step-grandchildren and great grandchildren that he lovingly welcomed to his family; his sister, Beverly Parrott of Denver, CO; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and first wife he was preceded in death by his son, Randy James Klug, his sister, Helen Pulst and his brother, Frederick Klug.
Condolences may be left at: www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com