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David J Ludwig

December 16, 1946 ~ August 31, 2020 (age 73)


David J. Ludwig, age 73, of rural Amery, WI, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 31, 2020 playing golf with his friends at the Clear Lake Golf Course, Clear Lake, WI.

David Joseph Ludwig was born on December 16, 1946, in St. Paul, MN the son of Arnold & Helen (Casper) Ludwig.  He grew up in St. Paul and graduated from St. Bernards High School in 1964.  After graduation, Dave worked as a manager for Country Club Markets in the Twin Cities. On February 24, 1968 he married Eleanor Lennartson at St. Patricks Catholic Church in St. Paul.  Shortly after the wedding, Dave was drafted in the US Army and served a tour of duty in Vietnam, during which he received a Purple Heart during combat.  He was honorably discharged in 1969 as a Sergeant and returned home to St. Paul where he and Elly raised their  3  children, Tami, Perry & Peter until the family moved to Cottage Grove, MN in 1973 .  In 1996 Dave started a new career with Meyer’s Printing in Minneapolis, MN  until he retired in 2007.  Dave and Elly have spent the last 23 years residing in Wisconsin where Dave enjoyed golfing with his friends and grandson, walleye fishing at their place on Lake Wapogasset, visiting with their many friends at UW Wanderoos and spending time with his children and grandchildren.  He was a man of few words, but he wasn’t required to say a lot for everyone to know how much he cared about everyone he knew.  Dave will be sorely missed by all his family and friends.


Preceded in death by his parents, Arnold & Helen Ludwig & his brother Bud


Survived by Wife- Eleanor “Elly” Ludwig  -  Amery WI


 Daughter & Sons

Tamara “Tami” (Greg) Hustad  -  St Croix Falls WI

Perry (Stacy) Ludwig  -  Wayzata MN

Peter (Ann) Ludwig  -   Lakeland. MN



Mitchell & Ashley Hustad

Sophia Ludwig


Brothers & Sisters

Marianne (Dean) Sweeney  -  Spring Lake Park MN

Mike (Pat) Ludwig  -  Lake Elmo, MN

Cindy Ludwig  -  Rice Lake WI

Tom (Donna) Ludwig  - Lake Elmo MN

Therese (Jay) Schiefelbein  -  Cottage Grove MN


There will be a celebration of David’s life on Sunday, September 20, 2020 from 1 -5 pm at

UW Wanderoos, Amery WI. 


Scheuermann Funeral Home and Cremation Services are handling the arrangements.




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Celebration of Life
September 20, 2020

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
U of W Wonderoos Bar & Grill
1629 70th Avenue
Amery, WI 54001

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