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John LudemannJohn (Marlyn) Ludemann, 82, of St. Paul, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, at his daughter's home in Grand Island, with family at his side. To honor John's wishes, cremation was chosen. A Celebration of Life will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at Peters Funeral Home in St. Paul. Pastor Jay Towell will officiate. A private family inurnment will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul, that morning prior to the services. John was born on June 15, 1936, at Mills, Nebraska, the son of Walter and Caroline (Haman) Ludemann. Shortly after enlisting in the U.S. Navy, he was united in marriage to Mardell M. Maertins, on Feb. 25, 1957, in Herrick, South Dakota. The couple lived in California for a while, then worked construction in various places around Nebraska before settling in St. Paul. He is survived by his children and spouses, Susan and John Moore of Grand Island, Laurie and Wayne Gress of Grand Island, Cullen Ludemann of Oxford, and Cory and Trish Ludemann of Hastings; five grandchildren, Rachel Moore, Matthew Gress, Meagan Gress, John Ludemann and Kate Ludemann; sister, Donna Vroegh of Eddyville, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Carol Ludemann of North Platte and Donna Ludemann of Stanton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mardell on June 10, 2012; his parents; in-laws, William and Ida Maertins; one sister and brother-in-law, Ramona and Darrell Carr; three brothers, Bernie Ludemann, Carl Ludemann and Ward Ludemann; brother-in-law, Clarence Vroegh; and nephew, Bart Vroegh. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.
A candle was lit in memory of John Ludemann
Victoria A Sok Jan 7 2019 8:55 PM
Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. ~ Good Samaritan Society - Hastings Village
Tlang Dec 31 2018 12:21 PM
Deepest sympathy on the loss of you Dad. Jon Sazama
Jon Sazama Dec 31 2018 9:04 AM
Our Deepest Condolences Sue & family. Hugs John & Linda Willman
Linda Willman Dec 30 2018 12:52 PM
Where to even begin. John and Mardell were very close friends with my grandma and grandpa. My grandfather passed when I was about 3 and John was able to live on his memory with the amazing stories he would tell me. My favorite would have to be when he told me my grandma and Mardell would always cheat during their games. John became one of my "must-see" people when I came back home to St. Paul. Whenever he saw my mom, he would always ask about "his girl". John became a grandfather to me rather quick. His hugs were always warm, his "I love yous" always genuine. I will forever hold him near and dear to my heart. I can see him smiling with Mardell and starting a new game with my grandfather (Windsor in hand). My heart aches. Thoughts, prayer, and lots of love being sent. -xoxo
Katie Clapper (Shindle) Dec 27 2018 12:15 PM
I have so many memories from the time I was very young and my parents and John and Mardell would play horseshoes or Canasta or their marble game to the years after John lost Mardell and we would reminisce. I will always be grateful for all the stories John shared with my daughter Katie about my Dad. She loved sitting with him and listening to everything he would tell her. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. With my deepest and heartfelt sympathies.
Nancy Vik Shindle Dec 26 2018 10:37 PM