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Ludwig, Francis E. 1924 - 1974


Posted By: Norman Hjelmeland (email)
Date: 4/12/2021 at 12:44:17

Francis E. Ludwig, 49, of Shakopee, Minn., former Spillville resident and husband of the former Dorothy Zweibohmer, died January 21 at Shakopee Hospital from complications resulting from hepatitis. He had been ill a month.
Funeral services were held January 24 at St. Mary's Church at Shakopee at 12:00 noon, with Father Schoenburger officiating. Burial was in the National Cemetery at Fort Snelling.
Pallbearers included Al Main, Stillwater, Minn., Jim Clark of Iowa, John Mason, Owatonna, Minn., Robert Kimm, Rosemount, Minn., Natt Connors, Hasting, Minn., and Carl Ristrom, Hugo, Minn.
Honorary Pallbearers were as follows: Bob Anderson, Carl Wieser, Bill Freeman, Ted Downing, George Klouda and Howard Nickelson, all of Minneapolis, Leonard Harvey, Park Rapids, and Harold Casperson, Spring Valley.
Organist Sister Joyce, accompanied the nuns from St. Mary's School as they sang "Somewhere My Love."
Francis E. Ludwig was born January 31, 1924 in Spillville to the late Adolph and Emma Ludwig. He received his education in Spillville and enlisted in the navy February 4, 1941, serving in the Korean War from January 1951 through April, 1952. He also spent 22 years of active service in the naval reserve.
On June 4, 1945, Francis E Ludwig married Dorothy Zweibohmer in Calmar, Ia. The Ludwigs lived in Lansing, Ia. from 1947-60, where he was an operator at the Interstate Power Co. They moved to Ft. Dodge in 1960 where he was a Boiler Inspector with Continental Insurance Co., and in 1964, they moved to Minneapolis where they have been living until the time of death.
Francis Ludwig was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the VFW, American Legion, Navy Reserve, Catholic Workmen, and a social member of submarine vets.
Ludwig is survived by his wife, Dorothy, four daughter, Sandy Dee, Bloomington, Minn.; Patti Kay and Peggy Ann at home and Barbara Jo, Shakopee, Minn.; two granddaughters; and one sister, Mrs. George (Mary) Burns of Scottsdale, Ariz. He was preceded in death by one brother, Emil Ludwig of Spillville and his parents.
Friends and relatives from Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota attended the funeral services in Shakopee.

Decorah Public Opinion, February 12, 1974


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