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Obituaries

  • John Ludwig, 83

    John Ludwig, 83

John L. Ludwig, 83

Nov. 6, 2014

  John Ludwig, 83

John Lud­wig, 83

John L. Lud­wig, 83, for­merly of Mount Ver­non, Ill., found his par­adise in Rotonda, Fla. Born July 28, 1931, in High­land, Ill., he has been a res­i­dent of Florida for over 20 won­der­ful years. John passed away Thurs­day, Nov. 6, 2014, of com­pli­ca­tions due to pneumonia.

John was an active mem­ber of many groups, includ­ing the Rotonda Golf and Coun­try Club, Gulf Coast United Methodist Church and the Fiesta Club. A devout Chris­t­ian, John espe­cially enjoyed golf­ing, danc­ing, swim­ming and play­ing the piano and cards. He is remem­bered as “smil­ing, con­sid­er­ate and inter­ested in all. … I’ve never known any­one else who so enjoyed life.”

John proudly served in the U.S. Army, attended South­ern Illi­nois Uni­ver­sity and worked at Gen­eral Motors for 33 years.

Mar­ried for 54 years, he is sur­vived by the love of his life, Suzanne, his chil­dren Steve and Terri Lud­wig; five grand­chil­dren: Alexan­der, Gabrielle and Zachary Lud­wig and Nicholas and Alexan­dra Mautone.

The fam­ily will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Sun­day, Nov. 9, at Gulf Cove United Methodist Church fol­lowed imme­di­ately by the memo­r­ial service.

Memo­r­ial con­tri­bu­tions may be made in John’s name to the music pro­gram at Gulf Coast United Methodist Church 1100 S. McCall Road, Port Char­lotte, FL 33981 or Tidewell Hos­pice, Inc. 5955 Rand Blvd. Sara­sota, FL 34238.

You may share a mem­ory with the fam­ily at www.englewoodfh.com