February 26, 2009

(12/13/1937 - 2/19/2009)

Richard D. “Dick” Ludwick 71, of Cedar Rapids, IA, died Thursday, February 19, 2009, following a long illness. A Celebration of Life service was held February 25, 2009 in Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Burial was in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Survivors include his wife Sherri, four sons Dan (Valerie) Ludwick of Milton, Iowa, Tom (Peggy) Ludwick of Des Moines, Iowa, Jody (Debi) Spencer of St. Louis, Missouri, and Greg (Linh) Ludwick of San Diego, California, a daughter Julie (Rick) Hubbard of St. Louis, Missouri, a sister Reva (Kenneth) Fincher of Kansas, nine grandchildren, Shane (Sarah) Spencer, Shannon (Josh) Galati, Cody (Erin) Spencer, Cade Spencer, Callie Spencer, Michelle (Jeff) Hamann, Colin Ludwick, Ethan and Orion Nguyen, and four great grandchildren Tyler and Camden Galati, and Peyton and Aiden Spencer, and his pet cat Muffin “Puffer”. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters Emma Lou Chance and Jeanne Kirkpatrick.

Dick was born December 13, 1937 in Gorin, Missouri, to Wayne and Blanche Sweeney Ludwick. He married Sharon Mittan on February 18, 1985 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He worked in production at Lefebure from 1973 to 1995, and for Rockwell Collins in production at the Cedar Rapids Airport. He enjoyed motorcycle riding, fishing, and gardening.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cedar Valley Humane Society, 7411 Mt. Vernon Rd SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403, or to the National Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Center Dr., Reston Virginia, 20190-5362.

Please leave a message or tribute to the Ludwick family at www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.

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