Mildred A. Ludwig, 87, of Neoga, formerly of Sigel, passed away at 2:51 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Michael The Archangel Church of Sigel with the Rev. Robert DeGrand and Sister Pat Thies officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Swengel-O’Dell Funeral Home, Neoga, with a 6 p.m. rosary at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Sigel. Memorials may be made to the Heartland Christian Village Auxiliary of Neoga. A special thank-you to the wonderful staff for the care provided at Heartland Christian Village, where Mildred and Harry have resided for the past year.
Mildred was born June 30, 1925, in Green Creek, the daughter of Joseph and Florence (Sur) Greuel. She married Harry Ludwig Nov. 11, 1947, at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Green Creek. Mildred was a member of St. Michael The Archangel Church and St. Michael Council of Women of Sigel. Mildred was a constant companion with her husband Harry, as the couple farmed and built homes with Mildred doing the finish work. On Saturday nights you could find the couple on the dance floor.
Mildred leaves her husband, Harry Ludwig, a resident of Heartland Christian Village of Neoga; daughters, Karen Mayhall and husband, Randy, of Sigel, Mary Beth Mitchell and husband, Calvin W., of Effingham, and Julie Clayton and husband, Rick, of Sigel; sons, Steve Ludwig and wife, Vicky, of Sigel, and Gary Ludwig and wife, Karen, of Sigel; siblings Leonard Greuel and wife, Rosemary, of rural Effingham, Louis Greuel and wife, Norma, of Effingham, and Margaret “Margie” Flood of Toledo; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Ludwig was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Ruth Stodden, Hilda Dasenbrock and Mary Michels; and one great-grandson, Charles Bogardus.
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