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 Klaus Wust

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Klaus Wust

Birth
Germany
Death
6 May 2003 (aged 77–78)
Virginia, USA
Burial
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea. Specifically: Scatterd in the Baltic Sea, at his request
Memorial ID
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Klaus G. Wust: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Daily News-Record (Harrisonburg, VA) - Thursday, May 8, 2003
Deceased Name: Klaus G. Wust

Klaus German Wust, 77, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at the Woodstock Memorial Hospital. Mr. Wust was born in 1925, in Bielefeld, northern Germany. He served in the German Navy and was assigned to a transport ship ferrying refugees across the Baltic Sea. In 1949, he received a leave of absence from his position of news editor at the Bielefeld Freie Presse to take a scholarship at Bridgewater College. There he learned about the contributions that German immigrants made to the Shenandoah Valley and began researching and writing about them.

He was editor of the Washington Journal, a German-language weekly newspaper, from 1957 to 1967. He also edited the journal of the Society for the History of the Germans in Maryland in Baltimore through 1992. Mr. Wust was one of the originators and founding directors of the Museum of American Frontier Culture in Staunton. For decades, he served as official interpreter of German governmental
delegations visiting the United States and was assigned to the federal chancellor and president's offices. He lectured widely and was adviser to the German government on a large-scale exhibit commemorating the 300th anniversary of German immigration to America. He published numerous books.

He is survived by his wife, Monique Fong Wust; and two daughters, Barbara Wust and Sassie Wust Joiris.

A memorial service will be held at Belle Grove Plantation in mid summer. Memorial contributions may be made to the Klaus Wust Fund, c/o Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, Va., 22824.

AN ADDITIONAL OBIT WAS PRINTED IN THE WASHINGTON TIMES:

Klaus Wust, who spent the last 60 years of his life helping Germans and Americans to better understand each other, died May 6, after a prolonged period of failing health at Woodstock Memorial Hospital in Woodstock, Va. He was 77. By his side at the time of his death were his wife, Monique Fong Wust, and their two daughters, Barbara Wust and Sassie Wust Joiris. His efforts to help Americans and Germans better understand each other began when he became a simultaneous translator to ambassadors and prime ministers. He later became a leading German-American historian. Mr. Wust was born in 1925 in Bielefeld, Germany. When his entire school class was called on to fight in World War II, he volunteered for the German navy. A memorial service will be held at the Belle Grove Plantation in midsummer. At his wish, his cremated remains will be scattered in the Baltic Sea. Survivors include his wife, Monique, of New York City; two daughters, Sassie of New York City and Barbara of Richmond; and two grandchildren, Julian and Celine Joiris of New York City. Memorial contributions should be directed to the Klaus Wust Fund at Shenandoah County Library, 514 Stoney Creek Blvd., Edinburg, Va.



Klaus G. Wust: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Daily News-Record (Harrisonburg, VA) - Thursday, May 8, 2003
Deceased Name: Klaus G. Wust

Klaus German Wust, 77, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at the Woodstock Memorial Hospital. Mr. Wust was born in 1925, in Bielefeld, northern Germany. He served in the German Navy and was assigned to a transport ship ferrying refugees across the Baltic Sea. In 1949, he received a leave of absence from his position of news editor at the Bielefeld Freie Presse to take a scholarship at Bridgewater College. There he learned about the contributions that German immigrants made to the Shenandoah Valley and began researching and writing about them.

He was editor of the Washington Journal, a German-language weekly newspaper, from 1957 to 1967. He also edited the journal of the Society for the History of the Germans in Maryland in Baltimore through 1992. Mr. Wust was one of the originators and founding directors of the Museum of American Frontier Culture in Staunton. For decades, he served as official interpreter of German governmental
delegations visiting the United States and was assigned to the federal chancellor and president's offices. He lectured widely and was adviser to the German government on a large-scale exhibit commemorating the 300th anniversary of German immigration to America. He published numerous books.

He is survived by his wife, Monique Fong Wust; and two daughters, Barbara Wust and Sassie Wust Joiris.

A memorial service will be held at Belle Grove Plantation in mid summer. Memorial contributions may be made to the Klaus Wust Fund, c/o Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, Va., 22824.

AN ADDITIONAL OBIT WAS PRINTED IN THE WASHINGTON TIMES:

Klaus Wust, who spent the last 60 years of his life helping Germans and Americans to better understand each other, died May 6, after a prolonged period of failing health at Woodstock Memorial Hospital in Woodstock, Va. He was 77. By his side at the time of his death were his wife, Monique Fong Wust, and their two daughters, Barbara Wust and Sassie Wust Joiris. His efforts to help Americans and Germans better understand each other began when he became a simultaneous translator to ambassadors and prime ministers. He later became a leading German-American historian. Mr. Wust was born in 1925 in Bielefeld, Germany. When his entire school class was called on to fight in World War II, he volunteered for the German navy. A memorial service will be held at the Belle Grove Plantation in midsummer. At his wish, his cremated remains will be scattered in the Baltic Sea. Survivors include his wife, Monique, of New York City; two daughters, Sassie of New York City and Barbara of Richmond; and two grandchildren, Julian and Celine Joiris of New York City. Memorial contributions should be directed to the Klaus Wust Fund at Shenandoah County Library, 514 Stoney Creek Blvd., Edinburg, Va.



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