Louis David Ludwing, Sr.

Louis David “Bud” Ludwig, Sr.
b. 19 November 1922, Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana, to Walter Henry and Lolita Esther Adeline (Koenig) Ludwig
d. 20 January 1984, Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas

m. 12 May 1946, Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana
Ruth Adah Lanphear

Children with Ruth Adah Lanphear:
• Linda Louise (d. in infancy)
• Jacqueline Ann
• Louis David, Jr.
• LuAnn

Louis was a fireman for the city of Mishawaka, Indiana, from 1948 until 1969 when he retired as a Battalion Chief and moved to Texas that same year. He grew up on a farm along the St. Joseph River, graduated from Mishawaka High School in 1942, and enlisted in the United States Navy. He served on a Destroyer Escort, DE 203, in the Pacific until the end of World War II.

Louis was working for Associates Investment Co. in Texas when he died. He is buried in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Osceola, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Linda Ludwig Irish
South Bend IN
E-mail: linlirish@sbcglogal.net

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