Obit: Ludwig, Charles F. #2 (1881 - 1959)

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Surnames: Ludwig, Speich, Noetzel, Haupt

----Source: Scrapbook of Bertha and Caroline (Wehrmann) Volk 1930-1950’s

Ludwig, Charles F. #2 (28 JUL 1881 - 14 JUN 1959)

Charles F. Ludwig, son of Nicholas and Mary Miller Ludwig, was born July 28, 1881 at Rice Lake. Here he received his education and he also attended Marquette University at Milwaukee.

Mr. Ludwig was employed by Harry Van Gordon at Alma Center for seven years, coming to Greenwood in 1913, where he managed the Greenwood Cooperative Mercantile and Shipping Company (then known as the Farmers Store.) The building is now known as the Hill Furniture Store.

On June 8, 1922 he was united in marriage to Miss Rose Speich at St. Maul, Minnesota. That fall they purchased a store from Mr. Noetzel on north Main Street which they operated until 1937 when, because of ill health it was sold to Harold Haupt.

Charlie, as he was known to both old and young, was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, its Holy Name Society and was a member of the Knights of Columbus of Marshfield. He was president of the Badger State Credit Company for the past 24 years and was always active in any enterprise for the good of the city.

Mr. Ludwig, who has been in ill health for many years and underwent major surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital several times, passed away suddenly at 1:45 a.m. Sunday, June 14, 1959 from a heart attack.
The body was taken to the Hill Funeral Home where a rosary was said Tuesday eve.

A Solemn Requiem Mass was said at 1 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with Rev. Edward F. Hartung, pastor as celebrant, and Mr. Ludwig’s two nephews, Father Roman Ludwig, Geneseo, N.D., and Father Clarence Ludwig, Birchwood as Deacon and sub Deacon. Burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery.