PEQUOT LAKES -- Forrest Richard Kluge, 76, Pequot Lakes, formerly of Elk River, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000 at the Veteran Administration Medical Center in Minneapolis.
He was born May 28, 1924, in Elk River to Alfred and Eva (Kresal) Kluge. He married Irma Dorothea Kastendick on May 7, 1946 in Elk River. They owned and operated a dairy farm in Elk River and in 1984, they retired to their home near Pelican Lake. He was a World War II army veteran and a member of the American Legion Post No. 49 in Pequot Lakes. He also was a member of Cornerstone Christian Church in Emily and a former attendant at the Ideal Transfer Station.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Michael Kluge, Eden Prairie, David Kluge, St. Cloud, and Sandy Kluge, Nowthen; two sisters, Gloria Larsen, Elk River, and Vivian Barker, Mora; and three grandchildren.
An infant brother died earlier.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Cornerstone Christian Church in Emily with Rev. Earl Ready officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Minnesota Veterans Cemetery at Fort Ripley with military rites given by the American Legion Post No. 49 of Pequot Lakes. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. and one hour prior to services at the church.
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