GLADYS B. LUDEWIG, 98 FORRESTON - Gladys B. Ludewig, 98, of Forreston, died Monday May, 26, 2014 in her home. Gladys was born on July 20, 1915, near Forreston, the daughter of John and Henrietta (Reints) DeVries. Gladys married Marvin J. Ludewig on May 15, 1941 in Forreston. Mr. Ludewig died on January 8, 1991. Gladys worked alongside her husband on the family farm and was also employed at Micro Switch. Gladys was a member of First United Methodist Church, Forreston, United Methodist Women and was the last member of Wide Awake Sunday School Class. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, playing cards with family and friends, raising vegetables, doing puzzles, and making quilts. She was devoted to her family, church and community. Surviving are three sons, Gale (Nancy) Ludewig, Keith Ludewig, and Wayne (Cindy) Ludewig all of Forreston; daughter, Donna (Robert) Orr of Knoxville, TN.; sister, Lois Cheeseman of Shannon. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Tracy Reeder, Jonathon Ludewig, Nicolet Lakota, Brigitte Ludewig, Jason Ludewig, Adam Ludewig, and Mark Orr and seven great-grandchildren, Tyren and Tegan Coleman, Courtney, Levi, and Nicholas Lakota, Austin and Alli Reeder. The Family would like to express our appreciation to a Special Grand daughter, Brigitte Ludewig for her devotion, love and care for her grandma during the past year and half of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a sister, Mildred Vietmeier, her brother, Paul DeVries, and Daughter In Law, Marlys Ludewig. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, Forreston. The Rev. David Poust, pastor, will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday, 4 to 7 p.m. at Burke Tubbs Funeral Home, Forreston. Burial will be at White Oak Cemetery. A Memorial has been established for Serenity Hospice Oregon Il in Mrs. Ludewig's memory. Please visit www.burketubbs.com to sign the online guestbook and share memories.
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Published in The Journal-Standard from May 28 to May 29, 2014