Died peacefully on June 7, 2011, at the age of 90. Beloved husband of Ilse (nee Strothmann) Klug for 67 years. Father of Peter (Ruth Paine), Susan (Tom) Thaney and Jane (Mike) Besel. Grandfather of Michael (Lisa) Burnett, Erica Carver, Sara Jane Besel, Mikey (Kari) Besel and Annaliese Thaney. The "Great One" to great-grandchildren Zara, Paige, Rashon, London, Michael Joseph and Andrew. Friend and mentor to Dick Finley. He is also survived by cousins, nieces and nephews. He served in World War II in the Southwest Pacific and retired from the USNR as a Lt. Commander. Bill touched many lives as an English teacher, Regional Manager for Field Enterprises and a school psychologist for the Wauwatosa School District. Bill will be remembered for his jokes, wit, and humor, as well as, his love of words and books. Special thanks to the entire staff for their extraordinary care that Bill received during his last four months of life at Arbor View Assisted Care in Pewaukee. Donations may be made to Bill's favorite charity, Special Olympics. A private memorial will be held at the cabin on Alma Lake, St. Germain.