Wilbur G. "Chuck" Ludwig
Wilbur Ludwig Wilbur G. 'Chuck' Ludwig, 79, of Columbia, Ill., born July 31, 1937, in Columbia, Ill., entered into Heaven on the morning of Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Louis, Mo. Chuck was a lifelong resident of Columbia. He attended school in the Columbia School District. After graduating high school, Chuck served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He then went on to work for Schueler Bros. Construction Co., and then on to H. J. Frierdich & Sons, both where he worked as a draftsman and superintendent. Chuck sang lead, played tenor saxophone and clarinet for the Rhythmnaires. He also sang and played saxophone at Faith Lutheran Church, Columbia, IL, where he attended. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith, nee Weis, Ludwig, whom he married Sept. 9, 1956, in Millstadt, Ill., and who passed away Oct. 5, 2009; parents, Wilbur W. 'Wips' and Louise, nee Sitton, Ludwig; a son, Randy Ludwig; and a brother, Sonny Ludwig. Surviving are a daughter, Lori (Lenny) Colbert of Red Bud, Ill.; a son, Brent (Michele) Ludwig of Columbia, Ill.; grandchildren, Danielle (Ryan) Peterson of Lakewood, Colo., Allison (Josh) Tribo of Memphis, Tenn., Miranda (Jordan) Sutton of Columbia, Ill., Grant Ludwig and Gregory Ludwig of Columbia, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Brinley, Brooke, and Lucas Peterson, and Harlow Sutton; a sister, Holly Miller of St. Louis, Mo., along with other relatives and friends. As an expression of sympathy, the family prefers memorial contributions to Faith Lutheran Church, 600 Columbia Centre, Columbia, Ill. 62236, or, Family Hospice of Belleville, 5110 West Main St., Belleville, Ill. 62226. For more information, please access our website, www.lawlorfuneralhome.com . Visitation: Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, at Lawlor Funeral Home, Columbia, Ill. Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Faith Lutheran Church, Columbia, Ill., with Pastor Jon Palmer officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Columbia, Ill. LAWLOR FUNERAL HOME, Columbia, Ill.
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