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Aug 18, 1952

Ferd Henry Kluga, Jr, 29, of 2126 Lincoln avenue, Evansville whose father is a former Mt Vernon resident, died unexpectedly Saturday (16 Aug 1952) afternoon while visiting in Cincinnati.


Bronchial pneumonia was fatal.  Mr. Kluga, who was the guest of his aunts, Mrs. Helen Wien and Miss Selma Kluga, in Mt. Vernon a week ago yesterday, went to Cincinnati early last week.  He became ill soon after his arrival in Cincinnati, and his father was called to Cincinnati late in the week.  His condition worsened following his entrance of Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati and death occurred at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.


The body is at the Robert Greek mortuary chapel in Evansville, where Rabbi Milton Greenwald, Evansville will conduct the funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.  Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery at Evansville.


Surviving are the parents and a half-brother, Gerald Blum, Evansville.


The deceased had been associated with his father in F. H. Kluga & Co., Evansville commission firm, for several years.  He was a veteran of three and one half years; military service in the Southwest Pacific theater in World War II serving in the U.S. Army Artillery in the Phillipines and later in Japan.


Mr. Kluga was a native of Evansville.  He attended Castle Heights Military Academy in Tennessee and was graduated from Evansville Central High school in 1943.  He entered the Army shortly after graduation from high school.  Following his discharge from military service he returned to Evansville and was a student in Lockyear's Business College, later joining his father in business.


He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, B'nai Brith, and the Travelers Protective Association.  He was also actively interest in the Y.M.C.A.


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers