Gerald "Jerry" L. Ludwig of St. Charles passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 7th, 2018 at his home.
Jerry was born August 9, 1952 in Sac City, Iowa to Leo and Marjorie (Boom) Ludwig. On August 17, 1974 he married the love of his life, Beverly Ann Nelson in St. Charles, whom he has been happily married to since. He spent many years working at and eventually owning & operating the Holiday Stationstore in St. Charles. He then began working in alarm installation and then at Winona ISD in maintenance before recently retiring.
Jerry enjoyed working with his hands, home improvement projects, hunting, fishing, camping, classic cars, and Vikings Football every Sunday.
A warm, loving family man with four adult children, Jerry had an unwavering desire to do anything and everything for his family and friends through his incredible kindness, generosity, hard-working attitude, laughter, and endless willingness to put others first. His kind heart and loving ways will be missed dearly.
Left cherishing his memory are his wife Bev, his four children Jeff (April) Ludwig of Denver, CO, Lisa (Jeremy) Zacher of Byron, Scott (Allison) of Dallas, TX, Kelli (Alex) Pokorny of Woodbury; his six grandchildren Claudia Zacher, Ava Ludwig, Mallory Zacher, Nora Ludwig, Harrison Zacher, and Preston Ludwig; as well as five siblings, Bob (Lori) Ludwig of Rochester ,Frank (Rosie) Ludwig of Eau Claire, WI, Jeanne (Bruce) Willson of St. Charles, James (Julie) Ludwig of St. Charles and Janet (Lance) LaDuke of Buffalo City, WI.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his mother and father-in-law, Bob & Clarice Nelson.
Services to remember Jerry will be 11 a.m., Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Hoff Funeral Service in St. Charles. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery in St. Charles. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Wednesday and one hour prior to the service all at the funeral home. Please share a memory of Jerry at his online guestbook and view his Tribute Video when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com. https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/CZ43K2QTXPWNQ9Z2
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I was so sad to hear about Jerry's passing. He was a wonderful classmate! Will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers!
Bev, so sorry to hear about Jerry's death. Such a great guy. I know my sister Lila will be spending a lot of time with you during this tough time. Saying an extra prayer for your family.
I am so sorry for your loss. I was a teacher at Winona Senior High and became acquainted with Jerry through his job in maintenance. Visiting with Jerry at the end of the day was a highlight of my day. He was very personable. We had many pleasant conversations. As a sub I had recently run into him in his new position at the school district. He always took the time to catch up with me. Jerry was a great guy and I am sure his family will carry this legacy forward. With great sympathy. Ruthanne Weispfenning former Wshs German teacher
Jerry was a great classmate although he didn't say much he was very pleasant to be around. Sorry for your loss he was a great guy. Buch Shattuck
So sorry to hear of Jerry's death. Heartfelt sympathy to all of you Bev and family.
My deepest sympathy to you and your family Bev. My heart goes out to you all.
Bev, I was so sorry to hear about Jerry. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
So sorry! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
I extend my deepest sympathy to you all. Please take comfort that others are praying. We were neighbors and rode the school bus together.
Bev and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bev and family, we are so sad to hear of your loss. May all those good memories bring you peace and healing during this difficult time.
Bev very sorry to hear about Jerry. He was a great person.
Bev I am so sorry to hear about Jerry. My thoughts are with you! 🙏
Our thoughts and prayers are with Bev and all the family. Jerry always had a ready smile.
Bev and Family our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I'm so very sad, Bev and family, to hear of your loss of Jerry. May God comfort you and wrap his arms around you. My sympathy and prayers to you all.
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