HIGHLAND — Keith D. Hug, age 83 of Highland, Illinois, died, March 25, 2021, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, Illinois.
Born, April 8, 1937, in Highland.
On May 11, 1955, he married Jo Ann M. Hug nee Schmitt at Eden E & R Church, Edwardsville, Illinois.
He was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ; also the Highland Pistol and Rifle Club.
Keith was born and reared in Highland.
He was a 1955 Highland High School graduate.
He started working for his father at Hug Painting.
He did quality painting, wall-coverings, plastering and wood painting.
He was still active with his son in Hug Painting Partnership as of Dec. 31, 2019.
He did trapshooting in State and Regional shooting matches.
He enjoyed participating in boat racing on rivers and lakes.
He had a Allison Craft boat and would race from Kansas City to St. Charles, Missouri; race at Alton Lake, Illinois; and would use it for fishing.
He enjoyed having and maintaining nice cars and was very proud of his 1978 Cadillac Eldorado.
He also had a nice gun collection.
He enjoyed time with his family at the Hug family club house at Jamestown.
He worked with his father in the painting business as well as maintaining the clubhouse.
He took great pride following his father's vocation, he also had his son, son-in-law, and grandson become painters.
He is survived by daughters, Linda M. Beam, Taylor Ridge, Illinois, Laurie A. Hug, O Fallon, Illinois, and Lisa J. Brave, Highland; a son, John M. (Latisha) Hug, Highland; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Mary Sue Hug, Highland.
He was preceded by his parents, Delburt O. and Cecelia (Neier) Hug; wife, Jo Ann M. Hug, nee Schmitt- who died Tuesday, March 23, 2021; son-in-law, James M. "Jim" Brave; a brother, Oscar W. Hug and sister, Janice K. Hug.
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.
Mr. Hug donated his body to Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.
A Family Memorial Gathering will be held at a later date for Keith and his wife JoAnn.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.