Joan D. Klug April 25, 1939 - April 29, 2021

Joan Klug was born to Walter A. Richtsteig and Vivian D. Haltom in Chicago in 1939. I was married to Elmer Klug in 1954 and we had 4 children, Fredric (Mary), Alan (Jacqueline), David and Loren (Lori). David, Loren & Elmer all preceded me in death. We were also blessed to have 9 grandchildren, Richard, Keri, Eric, Robert, Charles, Andrew, Michael, Brittney and Anthony, as well as 28 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren

I worked for 40 years in the medical field in Merrillville & Crown Point Indiana. First at the Ross Clinic for 15 years followed by 25 years at Deschamps Eye Care. I suffered from COPD for a number of years. I have left many friends and family behind that I loved and adored. The grandchildren are all precious to me.  All of my grandchildren were special to me although I didn’t get to see many of them after my move. When I left Indiana, I moved to Salem Utah in 2016 to live with my oldest son, Fred and his family.  In 2019 I moved with my beloved dog, Molly, to The Seville Senior Living Center which was an independent living center for seniors in Orem, Utah where Molly and I made many more friends.

My wish is that all of my friends and family know how much I loved each and every one of them. I have elected to be cremated and my ashes as well as Elmer’s and any of my dog’s remains be disposed of together. Fred has been given those instructions.  I also wish my family & friends not mourn me but celebrate my life. Have a party, cook-out or whatever makes you happy.   I love you all.

There will be a private family internment in July for Mom, Dad and Lori in the Salem City Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Seville Senior Living Center in Orem Utah along with A+ Home Health specifically (Jennifer Pugh) who assisted mom beyond what was expected. The staff at Beehive Homes Assisted Living in Payson Utah who helped mom towards the end of her life and finally the staff at Orchard View Assisted Living in Payson Utah and Yarrow hospice specifically Tangi and her staff for making mom comfortable

In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made to Kids Who Count (KWC) an early intervention non-profit program for infants and children with all types of disabilities.

Kids Who Count – 345 N. SR 198 – Salem, Utah 84653 there is a link to Guidestar Profile

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    Joan and Al lived next door to my Aunt & Uncle for 50 years. I was married to Alan for 5 years and we had 3 sons. She was a special person to me and I am very sadden by her death

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    Denise Hargrove Ramirez says

    Mrs Klug was our neighbor for all our growing up years and ,Lori was one of my best friends. We love this family and will always miss Mr. Klug, Mrs Klug and Lori and our heartfelt sympathies to Fred, Alan and all the grandchildren.

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    Cathy Miller says

    I feel like I’ve always known Joan, Wonderful Lady, With always a smile on her face. Sending prayers of comfort to the family.

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    Pam Manwill says

    What a kind, caring and strong woman. I am so privileged to have known Joan and loved visiting with her on my visits to Indiana. May you rest in peace and love. Fred and Mary – my love and heart are sad for you and your family. May your mom’s love surround your heart with peace.

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    Sidney & Wanda Holmes says

    We’re so sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. We bought our house from Joan in 2005 and we’re still here. She was such a nice lady. We often talk about how thoughtful she was to leave all the information that was done in this house. She loved this house so much and so do we. Our prayers are with you. God bless!

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