In Memory of

Vernon Owen Ludwig

November 25, 1935 - July 14, 2010
Vernon Owen Ludwig, the son of Alvin and Ruth (Harker) Ludwig was born November 25, 1935, in Battle Creek, IA. He graduated from Ida Grove High School where he excelled in football and track. Vernon served with the United States Army as a Paratrooper. He spent two years in Germany. On July 2nd, 1955, Vernon was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Johnson in Schleswig, IA. To this union were eight children. Vernon and his wife moved to Cherokee, IA in 1957 where he worked for Modern Heating and Plumbing. He later went to work for Wilson's Meats until his retirement. Vernon was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and the Cherokee VFW. In his spare time, Vernon enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, watching the Cherokee boys high school baseball games, the Iowa Hawkeyes and playing cards with his friends. Most of all, Vernon enjoyed being around his family and friends. Vernon was well known for cruising around in his golf cart. On July 14, 2010, Vernon passed away at his home, The Gardens, at the age of 74. He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Mary Ellen Ludwig in 1997; his parents, Alvin and Ruth Ludwig; and his daughter Kristie Boyd in 1999. He is survived by his children: Kim Ludwig of Bay City, TX, Kerry (Tom) Midland of Cherokee, IA, Kathy (Jeff) Scruggs of Beaumont, TX, Kelly (Elizabeth) of Richmond, VA, Keith (Kimberly) Ludwig of Cherokee, IA, Karolynn Sievers of Carroll, IA, and Kandi (Brian) Kindwall of Beaumont, TX; grandchildren: Molly (Tim) VanEngen, Kelli (Aaron) Jacobson, Raquel (Michael) Nelson, Nick Sievers, Tyler Midland, Kory Ludwig, Kelsey Ludwig, Michael Boyd, Mathew Kindwall, Courtney Kindwall, Emma Kindwall, Madeleine & Simon Ludwig; Great Grandchildren: Collen VanEngen, Cody VanEngen and Andrew Jacobson; as well as other relatives and many friends.
SERVICES
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday,July 17, 2010, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee.
OFFICIATING
Rev. Jane Johnston
CASKET BEARERS
Nick Sievers Tyler Midland Kory Ludwig Matthew Kindwall Simon Ludwig Mike Boyd Tom Midland Jeff Scruggs Brian Kindwall
VISITATION
Visitation will begin at 9:00 A.M. Friday, with the family present at Greenwood Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday night.
MUSIC
INTERMENT
Oak Hill Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa Military rites at the graveside will be held by the L.A. Wescott Post #2253 of the V.F.W.

Condolences

Monday, August 9, 2010 at 12:00 AM
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Friday, August 6, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“So deeply sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Vern from high school games and seeing him around Cherokee when I was younger. He loved kids. He would always talk to you. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
- Dana (File) Kies
Friday, July 16, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“I know you don't know me but I used to see your father when he came into Victory Cleaners to see my boss, Rodney Maffin. I always got a kick out of those two. They were good friends. I wish to extend my deepes sympathy to your family. He was a great guy.”
- Darleen Cummins Pettengill
Friday, July 16, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“sorry for your loss”
- matt Schubert
Friday, July 16, 2010 at 12:00 AM
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Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“My sympathy to the family. Loosing another cousin this year is so sad. Vernon spent some time at my parents' farm when I was young.

My eyesight is not normal anymore, so I don't travel very far at this time.

My love,
Conley Harder Wolterman, Ida Grove, Ia.”
- CONLEY WOLTERMAN
Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“My love and hugs go out to the family and friends of Mr. Ludwig. I know that he will be missed.”
- Connie Sturgeon Holmer
Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“My love and hugs go out to the family and friends of Mr. Ludwig. I know that he will be missed.”
- Connie Sturgeon Holmer
Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Kelly, Liz and family - Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Wish we could be there for you. David and Bev”
- David and Bev Golob
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“My sympathy to my cousin Vernon's family. I will try to be there Saturday for the services. ”
- Lloyd Miller
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