Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Rita Ludwig, age 87, who died Thursday at the Hilltop Health Care Center. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Monday, at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond. Parish Prayers will be at 4:00 p.m., followed by a rosary with the St. Boniface Christian Women. Visitation will continue from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Tuesday afternoon at the funeral home in Richmond.
Rita was born in Cold Spring to Theodore and Ottilia (Krier) Schreifels. She married Leander Ludwig on March 4, 1946 in St. Boniface Catholic Church, Cold Spring, MN. Rita was a homemaker who loved to make cookies for her grandchildren. She enjoyed playing cards, fishing, and flowers in her home. She was a member of St. Boniface Christian Women.
Survivors include her children, John (Sandi) Ludwig, Sharon (Tom) Steil, Paul (Trish) Ludwig, Judy (Terry) Czech, Bob (Julie) Ludwig; sister, Marie (Jerome) Roeser; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leander; parents; grandson, Joseph Ludwig; brothers, Ted, Father Ferdinand; sisters, Theresa Menke, Mathilda Huberty, Rose Kraemer, Marcella Schreifels, Clara Huberty, Barbara Nistler.
The family would like to thank the staff at John Paul Apartments, Assumption Home, Hilltop Health Care Center, and Rice Hospice.