July 13, 1952- July 21, 2016


Dorothy Mary Ludwig, 64, the daughter of Alvis and Theresia (Schaefer) Ludwig passed away peacefully while surrounded by family and friends on July 21, 2016 after courageously battling inflammatory breast cancer for nearly 10 years. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley. Rev. Aaron Nett will officiate and burial will be at the Assumption Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Eden Valley and one hour prior to the services Tuesday at the church. Parish prayers will be at 7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Dorothy was born July 13, 1952 in Richmond, MN. She grew up in the Roscoe area and graduated from Paynesville High School in 1970. Dorothy was employed by Animal Fair in Eden Valley, Gold N Plump in Cold Spring, and RIE Coating in Eden Valley. She was a member of Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley.

Dorothy enjoyed gardening, pontoon rides, bon fires and spending time with family and friends. She loved children and being with her nieces and nephews, especially Jeremy Ludwig and her godson, Wayne Larson. Most of all, she loved being with her daughter, Julie, whether shopping, traveling, sharing a love of crazy socks, or just spending some time together in the kitchen. She was enthusiastic about life and easily struck up conservations with all she met, including complete strangers.

Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Julie Ludwig; siblings, Maryann Ludwig, Paul (Sandra) Ludwig, Loretta Roering, Jerome (Theresa) Ludwig, Robert Ludwig, Bernice (Thomas) Larson, Edward Ludwig, twin Dolores Larson, Rosemary Ludwig, Donald (friend Mary) Ludwig; sister-in-law, Mary Ludwig; 28 nieces and nephews, and many great nieces and great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvis and Theresia Ludwig; brothers, Raymond and Leo Ludwig; sister, Joan Shaw; and brothers-in-law, Melvin Roering and Dennis Larson.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of her caregivers over the course of her illness, especially Dr. Donald Jurgens, and the nurses at the Paynesville Outreach and St. Cloud Coborn’s Cancer Center.