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Gladys B. Ludewig

Gladys B. Ludewig, 98, Forreston, died Monday, May, 26, 2014 at her home.

Gladys was born on July 20, 1915, near Forreston, the daughter of John and Henrietta (Reints) DeVries.

She married Marvin J. Ludewig on May 15, 1941 in Forreston. He died on Jan. 8, 1991.

Gladys worked alongside her husband on the family farm and was also employed at Micro Switch, Freeport.

She 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, and making quilts.

Surviving are three sons, Gale (Nancy) Ludewig, Keith Ludewig, and Wayne (Cindy) Ludewig, all of Forreston; daughter, Donna (Robert) Orr, Knoxville, Tenn.; sister, Lois Cheeseman, Shannon; seven grandchildren, Tracy Reeder, Jonathon Ludewig, Nicolet Ludewig, 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 their appreciation to a special granddaughter, 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; and her brother, Paul DeVries; and daughter-in-law, Marlys Ludewig.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 30 at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Forreston. Rev. David Poust, pastor, will officiate.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 29 from 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 & Home, Oregon.

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