JEANNIEN ADELLE LUDWIG, 81 TULSA, Okla. - Jeannien Adelle Ludwig formerly Grossman, nee Gustavison, age 81 of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Peacefully passed away Christmas night, 2013. Born July 15, 1932 in Rockford, IL to the late Reuben and Frances Gustavison, she attended Rockford East. Former University of Illinois beauty queen and lifelong supporter of Gamma Phi Beta sorority, she was a print and runway model in Chicago in the 1950s. A talented painter and weaver with an eye for color and design. An Evanston Illinois resident from 1961 to 1994 and member of the Evanston Art Center. Beloved wife of the late George Ludwig and the late Henry George Grossman ; loving mother of Eric Grossman (Anne Riggs), Ellice (Lynn) Ratliff and Lance Grossman; proud "Mama Gus" to her six grandchildren, Kate, Adam, Hank, Claire, Maggie and Zoe; dear sister of the late Reuberta Stoecklin and Gloria Crossland; fond "Aunt Nien" to Timothy, Ellyn and Frances. Private funeral service , Friday, January 3, 2013 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie, IL. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Clarehouse hospice, 7617 S. Mingo Road, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133 www.clarehouse.org (918) 893-6150. Info: 847 675-1990 or www.donnellanfuneral.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Dec. 31, 2013 to Jan. 1, 2014