Myrtle was born July 20, 1930 in the town of Milford, daughter of Edward and Adeline (Raabe) Schwartz. She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1948, where she reigned as homecoming queen. She married Philip R. Klug on May 5, 1951 and together, managed Klug-View Dairy Farm in Johnson Creek for over 40 years. Philip preceded her in death on August 6, 1993.
A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed gardening, canning, and preparing meals for her family on the farm, especially in the summer at the picnic table on the front lawn. She truly enjoyed, most of all, watching her grandchildren work with and show dairy cattle at the County and State Fairs, as well as all of their other school activities they were in. Myrtle was an officer and active member of the Farmington Evangelical Lutheran Church Ladies Aide where she enjoyed all of the members and activities the group did. For other activities, she and her friends would take day trips through the local bank and volunteered at Twice is Nice.
Myrtle is survived by a daughter, Linda (Mark) Wright, who will continue to manage the family dairy farm in Johnson Creek; two granddaughters, Kayla of McHenry Illinois and Nicole of Watertown; a sister Elsie (“Windy” Merlin) Frohmader of Jefferson; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Gottowske and Elaine Lacey, both of Milwaukee; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Philip; parents; a brother, Wilmer Schwartz and sister-in-law, Ethel.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to Marquardt Hospice for their comforting efforts and supportive care. Also to the doctors and nurses at UW Cancer Center in Johnson Creek where she acquired her nick name “Never-ending Myrtle” due to her strong will and persistency to take more treatments.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 at the Farmington Ev. Lutheran Church, with Pastor Paul Burk officiating. Burial will be at St. Stephen’s Cemetery in Concord. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Farmington Ev. Lutheran Church or the Jefferson County Holstein Breeders.
Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.