Raymond Frederick “PK” Klug

Reverend Raymond Frederick “PK” Klug, 89, of Blackduck, MN died peaceably at the Blackduck Good Samaritan Center on Saturday, December 5, 2020.   A private family service will be held at Faith Lutheran Church on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 1:30 PM with Rev. Michael Flechsig and Pastor Dan Klug officiating. A public graveside service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery in Blackduck, MN at 3:00 PM with military honors by American Legion Post #372.   Pastor Raymond “PK” Klug was born to Frederick “Fritz” and Lora Klug on December 16, 1930. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Blackduck, MN. Ray graduated from Blackduck High School in 1948 and attended the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1952. In 1953 he was drafted into the Army and served at Ford Leonard Wood Missouri. He taught in Clearbrook, MN from 1955-1957. He married Elaine Jacobson on April 21, 1957. He entered Luther Seminary in the fall of 1957, graduating in 1960 and was ordained at Zion Lutheran Church on July 13, 1960. “PK” served parishes in Richland, MT, Edmore, ND, Valley City, ND, Blackduck, MN, Glyndon, MN, and Fairbury/Deshler, NE. He was director of Red Willow and Park River Bible Camps in ND. He served as interim pastor at Faith Lutheran in Blackduck and parishes in Bagley and McIntosh, MN, and several in North Dakota after “retiring” in 1994. He married Geri Whitinger in May of 1996.   Ray is survived by his children, Rebekah (Keith) McDonagh of Hatton, ND, Daniel (Marna) Klug of Moorhead, MN, DebiJo (Tommy) Hoffman of New Port Richie, FL, and step-daughter Sharon (Mark) Lemke of Mendota Heights MN; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert (Marge) Klug and Russell (Marie) Klug of Blackduck; sisters-in-law, Sherry (Clay) Locke, Placerville, CA, and Leola Jacobsen of the Twin Cities; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.   He is preceded in death by his parents, Fritz and Lora Klug; sister Carol; his wife Elaine; son Luther; and second wife Geri.  Messages of condolence may be sent to

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