Ervin Franklin Klug

Ervin Franklin Klug, age 74, went to his heavenly home on Aug. 10, 2022.

He was born in Port Washington, Wis., on June 27, 1948, to Edwin and Viola (nee Schreiber) Klug, of Mequon, Wis.

Ervin was a lifelong member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Freistadt.  He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity and was a graduate of Milwaukee Lutheran High School.

Ervin was raised on the family farm and learned early in life all the work involved with dairy farming.

Ervin was a member of the Lindenwood 4-H Club and served as dairy leader, always promoting the Ozaukee County Fair.

  Ervin loved the farm and began his career farming alongside his dad, brother, nephew and devoted helpers.

He was president of the Ozaukee County Farm Bureau and a member of the Ozaukee County Fair Board, as well as the Badger State Archeological Society.

In Erv’s early 40s, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Because of his age, he was a candidate for experimental surgeries, which weren’t successful. Medications were the only alternative and he battled the rest of his life. He always appreciated all the help he received from family and friends.

Ervin is survived by his siblings Elroy (Jean Terlinden) Klug of Cedarburg, Ellen (Edward) Stocks of Mequon and Eileen (Stanley) Presley, of Wausau; nieces and nephews Lisa (Trevor) Gantner, Christopher Klug, David Stocks, Heidi (Craig) Knueppel, Erin Presley and Leigh (Mike Wanserski) Presley; nine great-nieces and great-nephews; many other relatives; and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and nephew Joseph Presley.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, at 1 p.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10729 W. Freistadt Rd., Mequon. Visitation will be held on Saturday at the church from 11 a.m. until the service.

Interment will take place at Trinity Evangelical  Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials to Trinity Historical Society or the charity of your choice are appreciated.

Please visit to view the Ervin Franklin Klug video tribute or send online condolences to the Klug family.



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