Brother Gregory Krug, one of Mepkin Abbey's founding monks, died Friday. He was 92.
Born John Joseph Krug, Brother Gregory was the son of George and Casilda Kramer Krug. He studied engineering at Loyola University Los Angeles before joining the Army in 1943. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II and attained the rank of captain.
In 1948, two years after leaving the Army, Brother Gregory joined the Abbey of Gethsemani in Trappist, Ky. He moved to Moncks Corner in 1949 to become a founding member of Mepkin Abbey. He served as the abbey's infirmarian until the mid-1990s. Brother Gregory was the abbey's last surviving founder.
Brother Gregory is survived by a sister as well as several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at Mepkin Abbey Church at 2 p.m. today. Interment will follow in the cemetery. Russell Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.