James Bernard Kluge

James Bernard KlugeJames Bernard Kluge “Tiger” was born on October 1, 1931 in Caldwell, Texas, to Louis and Ekie Kluge. He passed away, peacefully, on May 11, 2014 at the age of 82. After graduating from Caldwell High School, he enlisted into the United States Army. In 1951, he served in the Engineering Battalion during the Korean War. James was honorably discharged from the Army in 1955 and enrolled himself in the UTMB School of Radiology. He graduated as a Radiology Technician and worked at UTMB Galveston as a supervisor until he retired in 1988. James loved to hunt and fish and travel.

James is survived by, his loving wife of 58 years; Beverly Stevenson Kluge, his brother; Arthur Kluge and his wife Rosielee, his children; James Kluge and Dawn Kluge, his grandchildren; Destinee Kluge, Jamie Patterson, Danny Packard, and Ryan and Amber Valentino, and his great-grandchildren; Brook Montgomery and Ayden Patterson. He also leaves behind his nephew; Richard Jennings and his wife Jan, his sister in-law; Cherry Woodyard, and many nieces, nephews and cousin. The family would like to extend a special thanks to James’ niece, Carleen Thomas and his neighbor Harding Hoppe. He is preceded in death by, his parents; Louis and Ekie Kluge, his son; Eric Kluge, his brothers; Wilbur, Alton, and Monroe, and his sisters; Sophie, Leona, and Lena Jean. James will be missed by his family, friends, and neighbors.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00pm at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 1:00pm, with Rev. Chris Norton officiating. Interment will follow at Hayes-Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock, Texas.


  1. We are so sorry to hear about James. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kluge family. We know he will be missed, but also know that he is at rest.

    Ruby Mikulin, Harold Lina, Frances and Gene Parrish

    Frances Parrish
    • My heart and prayers to you Beverly and your family.

      Psalm 116:15 His loved ones are very precious to him, and he does not lightly let them die.

      susie jennings brown
  2. Beverly,

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family upon the death of your husband, James. How wonderful you could be together for 58 years.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Roland and Emma L.(Codina) Vela

    Emma Codina Vela

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