Thomas "Mick" Roger Kluge, Sr.
SPRINGFIELD, IL - Thomas "Mick" Roger Kluge, Sr., 75, died on Monday, June 30, 2014, at his residence.
Mick was born on July 1, 1938, in Springfield, the son of Herman and Irene Baggerly Kluge. He married Frances Mae Lakin in 1964 in Springfield and had celebrated 50 years of marriage.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked at various places doing auto body work. He then worked for CWL&P and was the manager in the auto body shop; he retired in 1999. He enjoyed watching wrestling and working on cars. He loved kids and went to Steak and Shake every day to get coffee.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael Lee Kluge Sr.; and seven brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Frances; daughter, Lisa (Scott) Reese of Springfield; two sons, Tommy Kluge of Springfield and Jimmy (Melanie) Kluge of Phoenix, Ariz.; three brothers, Don, Glenn and David; one sister, Nancy; six grandchildren, Jason, Kristy and Katie Kluge and Jacob, Joshua and Emily Kimmel; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, July 7, 2014, at Ellinger-Kunz and Park Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at the funeral home with Pastor Books Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where the Inter-Veterans Burial Detail will conduct honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home, 530 N. 5th St., Springfield, IL 62702, is in charge of arrangements.
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