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Harold E. Klug


Harold E. Klug, 77, died at his home on Friday, July 13, 2018, following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, at Cedar Hills Community Church, 6455 E Ave. NW, Cedar Rapids. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home in Blairstown. Interment will be held at 2 p.m. 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 Oct. 25, 1940, at Northwood, N.D., to Ernest Frederick and Goldie Marie (Baker) Klug. Following graduation from high school in 1958, he attended Wahpeton Technical School of Electronics and graduated in 1960. Harold served his country in the National Guard from 1961 to 1967. He married Gloria Hopkins on May 26, 1962, at Cedar Rapids. She preceded him in death on Feb. 15, 2001. On Nov. 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 also was 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, Wis.; his grandchildren, Yvette Rivera of Des Moines, Kayleigh Kirton of Cedar Rapids and Glory Rose Klug of Blairstown; many stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren who he lovingly welcomed to his family; his sister, Beverly Parrott of Denver, Colo.; 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.