Mary Joan (Isermann) Ludwig
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Mary Joan (Isermann) Ludwig

Passed away peacefully on June 18, 2020 in Madison, WI, in the presence of her children. Born in Kenosha, WI to the late Frank Isermann and Jane (O'Connor) Isermann, she was the youngest of three. Her older brothers, Neal and Don Isermann predeceased her. She was the loving and devoted wife of the late John J. Ludwig for over 50 years. She will always be remembered by her cherished children Peter (Marisa Brown) Ludwig, Joanne (James) Winkelman, John (Jeanne) Ludwig, Jane (Keith Gilkey) Ludwig, and grandchildren Eleanor and Jack Ludkey, Morgan and Conor Ludwig.

Known as Joan, she graduated from Rosary College Class of '45 (now Dominican University), where she met many friends for life and appreciated the wonderful education she received. Joan married the love of her life John (Jack), May 28, 1949. They raised their family in West Allis and Brookfield, WI. Joan and Jack savored their many years as members of the Western Racquet Club where they both enjoyed playing tennis. Joan assisted her husband Jack with their business, Ludwig Advertising, until his death in 1995.

Joan was a longtime member of League of Women Voters Wisconsin and she served the Christ Child Society Milwaukee Chapter for over 20 years.

Joan transitioned from her home in Brookfield to the San Camillo apartments in Milwaukee where she lived, found new friends and enjoyed community for almost 10 years.

The family would like to thank the staff at Oakwood Village East Rise and Agrace Hospice in Madison for the kind care they provided Joan, and for making her last months during the COVID-19 lockdown comfortable. Joan's four children cannot thank them enough.

Memorials can be made in her name to the Christ Child Society Milwaukee Chapter whose mission it is to nurture the youth in the Greater Metropolitan Milwaukee Area, 4033 Good Hope Road, Milwaukee, WI 53209.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be scheduled at a later date. If you wish to be notified of the date, please leave a message on the guestbook page.

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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Jun. 24 to Jun. 28, 2020.
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June 28, 2020
Joan was a lovely lady who I had the pleasure of working close with at the Christ Child resale shop for many years. She was a hard worker always doing more than her share of work when we shared responsibilities together. I will always remember her lovely smile and truly would like to be informed of her memorial service.
Sheila Grandelis
June 28, 2020
knew Joan for many years starting at St. Joseph's, Wauwatosa and Christ Child Society. She was a delight to know as was her husband. We played bridge in groups together and involved with activities of Christ Child. She always had a smile for everyone and a joyful person to be around. I would like to be notified when her funeral Mass will be held.
My sympathy to all the family. Mary Bray
Mary Bray
June 28, 2020
On behalf of the Robert Benson family we'd like to extend our deepest sympathies. Your mother was a wonderful person.
Linda Lied
June 24, 2020
Joan was a good friend for 20 years. We belonged to New Beginnings at S. John Vianney and together worked on the newsletter. She was a lovely lady, always kind and friendly. Visited her and went to lunch with her in recent years. Just sent her a birthday card. I'll miss talking to you, Joan!
Jane Leistikow
June 22, 2020
Always a smile on her face - such a kind and intelligent woman. I know she and my mom, Margo Haig, are organizing a resale shop in heaven! My heart goes out to your family.
Barbara Haig
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