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780 12th St. SW
P.O. Box 822
Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone: 712-546-4903
Fax: 712-546-4710
David Ludwigs

David John Ludwigs

Sunday, March 30th, 1947 - Saturday, February 9th, 2019
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David J. Ludwigs, 71, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Mercy One in Sioux City, Iowa. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Rev. Susan Juilfs of Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron, Iowa will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home. The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation on Friday at the funeral home prior to the funeral service.

David John Ludwigs was born on March 30, 1947 in Le Mars, Iowa to Harry and Lillian (Jelken) Ludwigs. He attended school in Le Mars, graduating from Le Mars High School in 1965. On April 18, 1966, David enlisted in the United States Air Force. While at home on leave, David and Ramona Heeren were united in marriage on June 29, 1969 in Le Mars. He served as a Sergeant until earning an Honorable Discharge on February 17, 1970. David returned to Le Mars and took a position with Meis Seed and Feed. In 1973, David began a 39 year career with Plymouth County in the Secondary Roads Division. He retired in 2012.

David was a longtime member of Heeren-McHale-Wilkens American Legion Post #724 of Brunsville, Iowa. He enjoyed dancing with his wife, Ramona. David spent time attending his daughter’s and granddaughter, Cassidy’s school and sporting events. He also enjoyed watching sports and The Lone Ranger on television. Around town, David could be found visiting with his coffee group or at the YMCA.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 49 years, Ramona Ludwigs of Le Mars, IA; a daughter, Sheila Ludwigs of Le Mars, IA; a son-in-law, Jeremy Sjovall of Beresford, SD; a granddaughter, Cassidy Sjovall of Beresford, SD; a sister, Anita Ann Meyers of Le Mars, IA; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Brenda Sjovall; an infant sister, Catherina Marie Ludwigs; and a sister, Patricia Ann Plueger.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 14th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, February 14th, 2019 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Mauer Johnson Funeral Home
    780 12th Street SW
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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    The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation on Friday at the funeral home prior to the funeral service.
  • Service

    Friday, February 15th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Friday, February 15th, 2019 10:30am
    Mauer Johnson Funeral Home
    780 12th Street SW
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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    Rev. Susan Juilfs
  • Interment

    Resthaven Memory Gardens
    33200 150 th st
    Le Mars, Iowa, IA 51031
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  • Reception

    Mauer Johnson Funeral Home
    780 12th Street SW
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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Jackie R

Posted at 01:54pm
My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of David. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort through the loving and happy memories that you share and those that you keep close to your hearts. May you also look to our loving Heavenly Father, the GOD of all comfort, to provide what you need at this very sad time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4, Psalms 83:18). He promises us that very soon, "He will wipe every tear from our eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Revelation 21:3,4, Isaiah 33:24. He also promises us that there will be a resurrection of our loved ones that we have lost in death, and they will have the opportunity to live forever in perfect health in Paradise right here on earth. (John 5:28,29, Psalms 37:10,11). What wonderful promises! Can you imagine a time on earth when there will be no more sickness, pain or death? May all of God's promises give you a measure of comfort, peace, hope and strength. I personally found very comforting information on when I experienced the loss of my parents and siblings.


Jim & LaNae Elliott

Posted at 07:54pm
Dear Ramona and family,
We extend our sympathy to you at this time of great loss. David was my closest cousin in age, and when we were kids in the 1950's, I used to love to stay at my Aunt Lilly's house and play with David and Patricia. We had lots of fun. After we grew up I'd only see him at family gatherings occasionally, but we always greeted each other warmly. David will be missed. We didn't make it to the funeral because our son, Brad, has reached the final stage of his cancer battle and is in hospice care. We didn't want to leave him, and frankly, going to a funeral right now hits a little too close to home. I have been praying for your comfort, strength, and peace, however, and will continue to do so as you absorb, accept, and adjust to this tremendous loss. Our sincere condolences,
LaNae & Jim Elliott

Roberta (robyn) Krienert

Posted at 04:34pm
I'm so sorry to hear of David's passing....God Bless you and your family Ramona...❤

Janette Coover

Posted at 02:26pm
Ramona and Family, So sorry to hear about David. God is there to help you get thru this difficult time.

Kaye Schipper

Posted at 10:53am
Dear Ramona, We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband, David. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. Sincerely, Kaye and Merle Schipper

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