ELIZABETHTOWN, Kent. — Duane Francis Klug, 64, of Elizabethtown, Kent., passed away Oct. 20, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kent. Born Nov. 4, 1948, in Great Bend, he was the son of Alois (Lou) Klug and Thelma Schneweis Klug. He attended schools in Odin, graduating from Holyrood High School and was a graduate of Kansas State University.
He retired from the United States Army as a Major. He was founder of the youth soccer leagues in the Radcliff and Vine Grove, Kentucky area and served as an assistant coach for the North Hardin High School Boys’ Soccer Team for over 18 years. He shared his love of military history by volunteering his time at the Patton Museum located in Fort Knox, Kent.
Survivors include, his wife of 33 years, Juliann Klug of Elizabethtown, Kent.; three children, Megan Overholt and husband, Jason, of Radcliff, Kent., Jay Tesar and wife Stephanie of Lexington, Kent. and Robin Greunke of Vine Grove, Kent.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, four brothers, Larry Klug of Lorraine, Keith Klug of Phoenix, Ariz., Kent Klug of Overland Park, and Chris Klug of Olathe; and two sisters Norma Boardman of Lyons, and Brenda Linton of Salina. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother Richard Klug.
A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, at the Chapel of Coffey & Chism Funeral Home in Vine Grove, Kent. Memorials may be made to the “Duane Klug Memorial Fund” at First-Citizens Bank 111 Towne Drive, Elizabethtown KY 42701.
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, Oct. 29, 2013*