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Visitation Saturday, January 29 from 10am-12 noon
Funeral Service Noon. Fellowship time to follow service, please join
St. Jacobi Lutheran Church 8605 W. Forest Home Avenue, Greenfield
Don passed away peacefully at home on December 31, 2021, at the age of 91. Beloved husband of the late Florence. Loving father of Ronald and Laura (Jim) Ludke. Adored grandfather of Rachel, Katie and Meghan Ludke.
Don graduated from South Division High School in 1948 and then attended MSOE. He served in the Army in Europe during the Korean War. While in Europe, he traveled extensively, which was a great passion of his. He married Florence, the love of his life, on December 26, 1951, and together they built a beautiful life. Don worked as a mechanical engineer at General Electric Hotpoint and then Briggs & Stratton. He had seven patents during his career. He loved golf and belonged to several golf leagues. One of his favorite memories was winning the Grant Park Senior Championship. His favorite golfing partners were his son-in-law Jim and granddaughter Katie. He was also an avid runner and competed in Al’s Run and several marathons. Don was a devoted and lifelong member of St. Jacobi Lutheran Church. He served as Almoner, head usher, and church council member for many years. Don and Florence traveled extensively after his retirement and they loved going to all of their granddaughters’ activities. They were the most devoted grandparents and their granddaughters adored them.
We are forever grateful to my brother Ron. His loving presence and care allowed both of our parents to fulfill their wish of living in their own home until the Lord called then to their eternal home.
Visitation Saturday, January 29 from 10am – 12 noon at St. Jacobi Lutheran Church 8605 W. Forest Home Avenue, Greenfield. Funeral Service 12 noon. Fellowship time to follow service, please join..
A private burial took place at Sunnyside Cemetery. Memorials to St. Jacobi are appreciated.
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