January 5, 1949 ~ October 31, 2020
Born January 5th, 1949. Died October 31st , 2020 from complications of Covid. Damian was born in Harvey, ND to Michael and Theresia Ludwig. He grew up and was schooled in Fargo, ND. Damian married his high school sweetheart, Carol Ann Herrick in 1968 and they set out on life’s adventure that lasted 52 years. The adventure included 8 years in the United States Air Force including a tour in Viet Nam and three years as a crew member with Air Force rescue in Alaska. Damian retired after 22 years as an air traffic controller in 2000. Damian retired at the early age of 51 to their home at the lake. Before that, they raised three daughters, moved 13 times living in 5 different states. From lake living Damian and Carol bought an RV and traveled for many years including New Orleans to help with the 2005 hurricane cleanup. The experiences of the American dream like camping and traveling and snow birding in Arizona. Damian taught himself to play the guitar, was an avid wood carver, enjoyed sewing Hardanger and liked to fish. Damian demonstrated his deep faith in God by living each day being a loving husband, father, brother, Papa and friend. His deep faith in God was an example of how he lived each day of his life.
Damian is survived by the love of his life, Carol Ann Ludwig. The treasures of his heart, his daughters: Julie Ann (Craig) Dallmann of Lake Park, MN, Jennifer (Scott) Fell of Fargo, ND, Jaci (Jamie) Hart of Lake Park, MN, and 6 grandchildren: Cayla (Marc) Mosser, Kyle Dallmann, Tanner (Jazzmyn) Hart, Tristan Hart, Samantha Fell, Caleb Fell and 6 great grandchildren: Easton and Sloan Mosser, Rhett Dallmann, Hudson Hart, Paxton Rude, Paislee Rude.
Damian was preceded in death by his parents and grandson Caleb Fell.
There will be no funeral services as Damian’s gift to all of you is to reduce the risk of Covid. He did not want another person to suffer in pain the way he did.