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Frederick Lowell Ludden

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HENDERSONVILLE-Frederick Lowell Ludden, 91, of Hendersonville NC, died peacefully on September 28th, 2013. Born on August 9th, 1922 in Mineral Point, Wisconsin to parents Frederick V. and Daisy Ludden.
After serving in the US Army in WWII, he attended Cornell University, receiving a Mechanical Engineering degree. He had a 30 year career with the 3M Company as a salesman and senior marketing manager. An outdoor enthusiast, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, tennis, skiing, and golf. Fred was an avid reader and his curiosity led his continued pursuit of knowledge for the full length of his life. Dedicated to his family and friends he paid attention to and appreciated the uniqueness of each relationship in his life. In 1992, Fred married Judy Tuller Stepp, also of Hendersonville.
Fred is survived by his wife, Judy Ludden, daughters Catherine Ludden (Eric Rothenberg) of New York, Nancy Ludden (Alan Schendlinger) of Minnesota, Janet Ludden (John Fett) of Minnesota, son Rick Stepp (Allison O'Neill) of Georgia, daughter Julie Stepp of Louisiana, granddaughters Lindsay Rothenberg and Masha Role both of New York, and grandson Robbie Wheaton of Louisiana.
Fred is predeceased by wife Patricia Ludden.
A celebration of life will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, Hendersonville, NC, October 7, 11:00am.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. James Episcopal Church Foundation.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Times-News on Oct. 2, 2013
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