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Fritz P. Ludwig

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SHAFTSBURY -- Mr. Fritz P. Ludwig, 83, a resident of Tunic Road, died Monday, April 14, 2003 at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center following a brief illness.

Born in Germany on April 3, 1920, he was the son of the late Oscar and Emma (Hankae) Ludwig. He received his education in Germany.

Mr. Ludwig married the former Martha Kittel on June 24, 1941 in Germany.

Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig moved to Shaftsbury in 1951 where he owned and operated the Propagation Peace Orchard and dairy farm until his retirement.

Survivors include his wife Martha Ludwig of Shaftsbury; two sons and daughters-in-law, Wolfgang H. and Priscilla Ludwig and Fritz W. and Dawn Ludwig, all of Shaftsbury; five grandchildren, Martha, Jessica, Jennifer, Courtney and Christopher; a sister, Freida Knich of Germany; nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Ludwig was predeceased by a grandson, Wolfgang H. Ludwig Jr. who died in 1977.

At the request of Mr. Ludwig funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

Burial will take place in the family lot in Center Shaftsbury Cemetery.

Charitable contributions in memory of Mr. Ludwig may be made to either Bennington Area Home Health or the Shaftsbury Fire Department through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 15, 2003
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