Michael S. Ludwig

michael s. ludwig
Michael died July 2nd at Bethany on 42nd with his family around him. He was the son of John and Magdelena Ludwig and was born on the family farm near Selz, ND. He served in the US Navy during WWII and was discharged in 1946. Michael married Theresia Richter on November 17, 1947 in Esmond, ND. They lived in Harvey, ND where he worked for Moser Plumbing until they moved to Fargo in 1951. Together they raised four sons and one daughter. Michael worked for the Fargo Street Department for the next 36 years before retiring in 1987. Michael was a member of AMVETS, the VFW, the Eagle, and the Moose clubs. He enjoyed traveling and fishing, and cards, especially pinochle. Theresia died in 2010.They were married 62 years. While living at the Riverview Place, Michael met and married Virginia Iverson in 2012. They were the face of Riverview with pictures on the facility shuttles. Virginia passed in 2017and Michael moved into the Bethany on 42nd. His children are Damian (Carol) Ludwig of Fargo; Michael (Roxanne) of Fargo; Edena (Steve) Rinke of Wheaton MN; Dana (Terri) Ludwig of Grand Junction CO; Darcy (Dawn) Ludwig of Chisago City, MN. There are also 17 Grandchildren, 10 Great-Grandchildren and one Great-Great-grandson. The family expresses their deep appreciation for the support received from Hospice of the Red River Valley. The family wishes memorials in Michael’s memory be sent to the Hospice of the Red River Valley. Memorial Service: 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with visitation starting at 1:00 P.M. Interment: Holy Cross South Cemetery, Fargo.

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  1. Michael was a “faithful disciple” of the Lord Jesus, Risen Savior. He was a very active participant in the CHI Riverview Men’s Club which met every Friday with the leadership of ELCA Pastor Wayne Quibell. And Michael joined both congregations of prayer…the Catholic community and the “interfaith christian community” on a weekly basis and daily basis. He was a man who lived a reflective and prayerful life during the four years that I knew him. Jesus Christ was “real and spiritually life-giving”, and not a figment of our imagination…yes, he believed that Jesus Christ is the very Word of God dwelling among us. MIchael’s final months of life were the stepping stones to the Glory of God’s embrace…life and joy forever. God’s peace, Michael.

  2. Sending sincere condolences to you & Carol. And your extended families. May your memories & love keep you comforted in the days to follow.

    Looking forward to seeing you in person in late July.
    BTW: Dennis’ dad passed away on the same date at the same place a few years ago. We share your appreciation of your dads’ last home ❤️

  3. My condolences to the Ludwig family. I’m sure Mike will be truly missed. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Go in peace father. Thank you for your guidance. I would not be where I am today without the hand and support from you. I feel very blessed to have had you as my father. I will see you again when my time on earth is done
    Love you always, your son, Dana. Just wanted to make sure you knew it was me not that other guy.

  5. Uncle Mike,
    May you rest in peace in the company of the many family members that have gone before you. I will hold the special memories we have shared close to my heart … you will be missed but never forgotten.
    Love, Susan Richter Shawgo

    To the Ludwig family,
    my sincere condolences to you all… I will keep you in my prayers during this difficult transition. I know you all have enjoyed a good lifetime of family memories… may God grace you with his peace and mercy. I send love and hugs to you all.

  6. Grandpa,
    Words cannot express the loss we are feeling but knowing you are reunited with Grandma and finally at peace puts our hearts at ease. Your life has been an incredible journey and it’s not what you take when you leave this world behind you, It’s what you leave behind you when you go. You have left a beautiful legacy that will forever continue to grow.
    Love you forever, your, Grand daughter (Daughter to Dana Ludwig)

  7. My sympathy to Michaels family. We got to know Mike thru his granddaughter, Stacy. He was a pleasant person to be around. May the memories you all have of Mike ease your sorrow. May God Bless you all! Nancy and Wayne DickHoff

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