WENDELL “GAIL” LUDWICK
Wendell “Gail” Ludwick, age 81, of Kahoka, MO, died Thursday, June 3,
2010,at the Clark Co. Nursing Home in Kahoka.
Gail was born August 8, 1928 at Lawrence, KS, a son of Wilford Claude and
Mabel Hilda Watkins Ludwick.
He married Dorothy Eileen Murray on April 9, 1950 at Kahoka. She preceded him
in death on December 8, 1997.
Survivors include three sons: Gary Ludwick, Alan Ludwick and his wife, Judy,
and Roger Ludwick and his wife, Betty Jane, all of Kahoka, MO; seven
grandchildren: Shonda Ludwick of St. Francisville, MO, Daniel Ludwick of Revere,
MO, Bryan Ludwick of Kahoka, MO, Alisha Ludwick of Jacksonville, FL, Ashley
Brunk and her husband, Jeremiah, of Kahoka, MO, Walter Ludwick of Toledo, IA,
and Dylan Ludwick of Revere, MO; four great grandchildren: Dalton Ludwick, Alex
Brammer, Anja Brunk and Marilyn Sue Groseclose; four sisters: Joan Arnot of
Ottumwa, IA, Ruth Ludwick of Gorin, MO, Carol Peterie of Vermillion, SD and
Marilyn Cameron and her husband, John, of St. Francisville, MO; two
sisters-in-law: Imogene Heidbreder of Fort Madison, IA and Doris Hiller of
Burlington, IA; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one brother, Kenneth Lee
Ludwick; daughter-in-law, Patricia Ludwick; and nephews, Kenneth Lee Ludwick,
Jr. and Steven Hobson.
Gail farmed all of his life and raised hogs. He enjoyed the outdoors,
hunting, and taking endless walks with his dogs. He supported the bloodmobile
faithfully and always gave blood when able.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 7, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Wilson Funeral
Home with Pastor Linda Wagler officiating. Special music was recordings “Meet Me
in Heaven” and “How Great Thou Art”.
Honorary Pallbearers were John McDaniel, John Cameron, Sam Burkholder, Pete
Burkholder, Derek Jones, Mike Shaffer, John Cameron, III, Larry Simeral and
Pallbearers were Doug Schmeizer, Stanley Heidbreder, Kevin Shaffer, Rick
White, John Roberts and Shawn Jones.
Burial was in the Kahoka Cemetery.
Visitation was held after 11 a.m. Sunday at Wilson Funeral Home with family
receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials were suggested to the Kahoka Cemetery or the American Red Cross
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