Edna Ruth Ludwig, 85

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Edna Ruth Ludwig, 85, of Mankato, Minnesota, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at New Perspective Living Center in Mankato.

Edna Ruth Ludwig, 85

Edna was born on Oct. 23, 1934, in Moscow, Minnesota, to Wilhelm and Olga (Klingfus) Friedrich. She was united in marriage to Roger Ludwig on Nov. 12, 1960, in Austin. She was employed at the corporate office with Hormel Foods Co. in Austin. She and Roger moved to Mankato in January 2017 to be near their son, Steve.

Edna is lovingly survived by her husband, Roger Ludwig of Mankato; son, Steve Ludwig and special friend, Teresa Rohlk, both of Mankato; granddaughters, Emily Ludwig of Moorhead, Minnesota, and Kate Ludwig of Eau Claire Wisconsin; two brothers, Albert Friedrich of Williamsburg, Virginia, and William “Willy” Friedrich of Austin; and brothers-in-law, James (Diana) Ludwig of Golden, Colorado, Hubert “Larry” (Annette) Ludwig of Spring Hill, Florida, and Merrill (Barbara) Ludwig of Windsor, Colorado. She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Gustaf (Naomi), John (Jenny), Henry (Jean) and Fred; three sisters, Ida (Bruce) Norman, Laura (Jim) Watson and Caroline (Leonard) Lewis; infant brother, Leo; infant sister, Bertha; and sister-in-law, Darlene (Wallace) Nelson.

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Mankato Mortuary is assisting with burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. A family celebration will be held at a later date.