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7/8/2014 8:50:00 AM
Ruth M. Ludwig
Ruth M. Ludwig
Ruth M. Ludwig

Ruth M. Ludwig, 83, of Manitowish Waters, passed into eternal life on July 4, 2014, in Waukesha. Ruth was born April 16, 1931, to Erwin and Selma Rathlesberger. She married Donald Ludwig on February 3, 1951, at Calvary Evangelical United Brethren Church in Milwaukee.

She and her husband operated Ludwig’s Alder Pines Resort since 1983. Ruth also worked at Voss’s Birchwood Resort, The Village Grill and the Manitowish Waters Chamber of Commerce. Ruth was active as a volunteer. She was a member of the Manitowish Waters Lioness Club, serving as their president in 2000 and was “Lioness of the Year.” She was a member of the Red Hat Society, Pine tones, Koller Library, was a volunteer driver for senior citizens of the area and an Avon Representative.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, in 2005, a grandson, Brad, and her brother, Howard. 

Survivors include her four sons, Dave (Mary); Jeff, Chuck and Mike (Nicki) Ludwig; seven grandchildren Bobbi-Jean, Lisa (Scott), Doug (Chrissy), Russ (Becky), Julie, Mark, and Emily; nine great grandchildren, Savannah, Arianna, Lucas, Keefe, Adrian, Jackson, Oscar, Tyler and Scout and other dear relatives and friends. 

Funeral services will be Friday, July 11, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Manitowish Waters Community Presbyterian Church. Visitation will on Friday from 12 noon until the time of the service. Burial will follow at the Pinelawn Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to either the St. Judes Children’s Hospital or the Manitowish Waters Community Presbyterian Church.

Bolger Funeral and Cremation Services of Woodruff and Minocqua is serving the family. Visit www.bolgerfuneral.com for more information, or to share memories, condolences or pictures.







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