William Louis 'Bill' Ludwig, Sr, of Pueblo, Colo. Born October 31, 1924, entered eternal life August 17, 2005, from complications of Alzheimer's. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Norma (Ruspini) Ludwig; his son, William (Rusty) Ludwig; and sister, Maycie (Ed) Hiler. Survived by his wife, Jean. They celebrated 60 years of marriage on June 19, 2005. Also survived by three sons, Rick (Barbara), James (Teresa), John; daughter-in-law, Carole 'Rusty' Ludwig; grandchildren, Adam, Robert, Ryan, Andy, Zack, Laura, Susan, Michael, Eric and Shanell Ludwig, Chris Saine and Melissa Richardson; seven great-grandchildren; his sister, Carol (Richard) Epperson; brother, Norman 'Bud' Ludwig; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Bill was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Pueblo Kiwanis Club, ACBL bridge club and BPOE 90. He was a realtor of the year in 1986. He graduated from Centennial High School in 1943 and was a member of their first wrestling team. Bill served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII, and was in the 1st Army occupation in Japan. He enjoyed golf, big family reunions and he and his wife enjoyed playing duplicate bridge for many years. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, August 22, 2005, at First Presbyterian Church, 10th and Court, with the Reverend Dr. Brad Munroe officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Pet Animal Project, C/O Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Bill:

    You left a legacy of happy friends, a gaggle of productive children, scores of foursomes in bridge who learned from you and, in turn, you were their teacher and you left great memories. You and Jean modeled for us how we must care for our spouses. You used that charm to sell anything you put you hand on and were a genuine good guy. Thanks Bill. We are all better for have crossed paths with you. Godspeed.

    David and Cynthia Becker

  2. Jean,
    Please accept our condolences. We will always rember how much Bill enjoyed playing Bridge. We regret that we can not attend the service because we have to take our daughter to catch a plane today.
    Sincerely,
    Pat and Al Chirby

  3. Dear Jean and Family,
    So sorry to get the news about Bill’s passing. He was a terrific individual. While working with him at Freedom Homes, I admired him for his ethics and hard work. He was of the few realtors in town I trusted. He also shared a valued recipe with me (margaritas) that I still use to this day. My sister, Arlene Vislosky, called to let me know about the services. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend on Monday. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Idelle Kness (Ulsh)

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