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August L. "Bud" Klug, Jr.

April 24, 1929 ~ November 14, 2022 (age 93)


Funeral Services for August L. “Bud” Klug, Jr., age 93, of Battle Creek, will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 18, 2022 at St. John Lutheran Church in Battle Creek.  The Reverend B.J. Fouts will officiate.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.  Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the church.  The Funeral Service will be livestreamed on the funeral home’s website.  Steffen Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Bud died, Monday, November 14, 2022 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

August Leon was born on April 24, 1929 at Madison, NE to August and Marie (Buettner) Klug. He was baptized at Lutheran Church in Madison, NE and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Battle Creek.  He attended elementary school at St. John Lutheran School and graduated from Battle Creek High School in 1947. He remained a member of St. John’s for the remainder of his life, serving as Financial Secretary, Elder, Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer.

On August 20, 1950, he married Wanda Buckendahl at St Johns Lutheran Church in Pierce, NE. They lived in Battle Creek where they raised four children, Larry, LuJean, Leslie and Lyndon.

After graduation, he was employed at Battle Creek Farmers Coop where he retired after 42 years. In semi-retirement, he worked for Farmland Industries for 3 years.  He was then employed at Producers Hybrids as District Sales Manager from 1993 to 2014 when he retired for the last time.  He also worked as a substitute bus driver for Battle Creek Public Schools for 12 years and Lutheran High Northeast.

Bud was a member of Battle Creek Lions Club, serving as President, Secretary/Treasurer and Zone Chairman.  He was a member of the Battle Creek Volunteer Fire Department and was a trained EMT and served as Fire Chief and Treasurer. He also served on the Madison County Weed Board.  Bud was Chairman of the Community Pride Care Center and was very involved in it’s opening in 1989. He remained chairman until he moved to Norfolk in 2008.

Bud is survived by son Lyndon (Andee) Klug of Norfolk, daughter LuJean (Craig) Foster of Urbandale, IA; daughters-in-law Linda of Warsaw, MO and Melody of Omaha, NE., eight grandchildren; Jennifer Gebbie, Jodi and Russ Witt, Ashley and Shawn Brogden, Meredith Ahrenholtz, Alyse and Craig Potthast, Jered and Lindsey Klug, Paige Klug and Melissa Klug and 10 great grandchildren; Nicole Witt, Ryan Witt, Claire Brogden, Henry Brogden, Brady Potthast, Lilly Potthast, Jaxtin Klug, Maddix Klug, Kennedy Ponder and Major Klug; siblings Melvin and Corlyn Klug, Duane Klug, Richard Klug, Marilyn and Lester Scheffler, and sister-in-law Joyce Klug.

He was preceded in death by his wife Wanda, parents August and Marie Klug, sons Larry Klug, Leslie Klug and stillborn son, siblings Bernice Reitz, Virgil Klug, Lorraine Koehler Bloebaum, Carol Scheffler and Janette Klug.

Memorials may be designated to St John Lutheran Church or Lutheran High Northeast.

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November 17, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. John Lutheran Church
305 S. 2nd Street
Battle Creek, NE 68715

Funeral Service
November 18, 2022

10:30 AM
St. John Lutheran Church
305 S. 2nd Street
Battle Creek, NE 68715

Video is available for this event

Graveside Service
November 18, 2022

11:30 AM
St. John's Lutheran Cemetery Battle Creek
S HWY 121
Battle Creek, NE 68715

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