Saturday, February 8, 2014



ADDRESS: Our House Assisted Living, 1014 W. Broadway, Medford; A former Stetsonville resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 10:50 PM Thursday, February 6 at Our House Assisted Living, Medford where he had resided for the past 3 years most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 12 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville where there will also be military rites performed by the Stetsonville American Legion military honors team

OFFICIATING: Rev. James H. Babler

INTERMENT: Zion Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, Stetsonville

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 5 – 7 PM on Tuesday, Feb. 11 and also at church from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Wednesday, Feb. 12

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 14, 1922 in the Township of Little Black

EDUCATION: Liberty Elementary School, Town of Little Black, attended Dorchester High School and was a 1940 graduate of Medford High School; Attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he played in the 2nd Regimental Band

MARRIAGE: November 23, 1946 at San Francisco, CA to Beatrice “Bea” E. Niemuth and she preceded him in death January 21, 2013

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he worked in Chicago @ White Oak Farms until entering the US Army, veteran of WW II. After the military, he worked in Chicago @ Cornell Farms until 1953 when they moved to a dairy farm in the Town of Deer Creek. They later purchased a dairy farm in the Town of Little Black which they operated until moving to Stetsonville in 1996. While farming he worked for the Taylor Co. Highway Dept. and Niemuth Implement Co. until 1984. He enjoyed playing trumpet with area bands in his early years and playing Taps at many local military funerals, woodworking, singing, gardening, fishing, playing cards, was an avid sports fan. He sang solo’s at funerals and weddings. He was the BBQ chicken cook at the annual Stetsonville fireman’s picnic for years.

MEMBER OF: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville where he was in the church choir, a past council president and president of the cemetery committee; Stetsonville American Legion; Liberty school board

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons – Bruce (Jan) Ludwig of Rochester, MN, Tim (Kris) Ludwig of Eagle River & Jeff (Cindy) Ludwig of Coon Rapids, MN

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son, Doug Ludwig in 1996 & Daughter-in-law, Darla Ludwig in 2004

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 11 – Brent (Cori) Ludwig, Sarah (Chad) Rothmeier, Allison Ludwig, Courtney (Eric) Maus, Ryan (Sara) Ludwig, Nathan Ludwig, Andrea Ludwig, Steve (Ashley) Ludwig, Dan (Meri) Ludwig, Beth (fiancee Joel Thiesfeldt) Ludwig, Bekah Ludwig GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 8 – Asher, Arianne & Norah Ludwig, Grant & Grace Rothmeier, Kolby & Kailey Ludwig, Christian Ludwig

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sisters – Betty Fahrenbach of Rhinelander, Marianne (Bob) Olson of WA
Brother – Dennis (Jeanne) Ludwig of Elkhorn, WI

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sisters – Lucille Gruny, Ruth Riemer; Brothers – Harold & Jim Ludwig

DECEASED FATHER: Louis Vincent Ludwig DECEASED MOTHER: Bertha Marie (Peissig) Ludwig

PALLBEARERS: Brent, Ryan, Nathan, Steve & Dan Ludwig, Chad Rothmeier, Eric Maus

OTHER INFORMATION: Memorial contributions can be made out to either Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville or Our House Assisted Living of Medford
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