I am very sad over the passing of Vernon Ludeman. He was my middle school choral director and had a HUGE impact on who I am today. Wish I could have let him know about my teaching career and continued involvement with music education as a retired person. The Northern Illinois University Lab School was very lucky to have Vern on their staff. His impact was shared with many generations of young people through those he inspired. Blessings to the family as you celebrate his wonderful life!