On October 31, 2020, Elizabeth “Liz” Ludwig passed away surrounded in love by her family both near and far. She was 81 years old. Born in the hollers of Dover, Tennessee, she was one of 9 siblings born to Lonnie and Mabel (Ford) Wallace. After meeting at Fort Campbell in Kentucky, Liz married Dale E. Ludwig on August 7, 1958. He proceeded her in death in 1997. They soon moved to Celina, Ohio, where Liz was a homemaker. After several years, they moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana, where they raised their family together as well as built their business – Advanced Products.
Liz was a gifted gardener and loved spending an afternoon in the yard planting and replanting and then replanting again. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren fiercely – sneaking them oatmeal crème pies, letting them drive her car while sitting in her lap long before they legally could, and scribbling out $25 checks for “needed” toys for the great-grandchildren. She’ll be so fondly remembered for her smile (dentures or not), her excited squeals when she got to see her grand- and great-grandchildren, and her beloved armchair (which was, unfortunately, unsalvageable).
Liz is survived by her cherished son Mark (Dagne) Ludwig and adored daughter Melanie “Sis” (Fred) Hoover. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren – Adam (Derek) Hoover, Tyler (Christina) Ludwig, Megan (Josh) Harber, David (Caitlyn) Ludwig, and Michael (Mikki) Coburn ¬¬– and her even more beloved great-grandchildren – Trey, Deacon, Grayson, Noah, Elijah, Carter, Lewis, and Danica. Liz’s family would also like to express their eternal gratitude to Michelle at Comforting Angels Hospice for the care and friendship she provided to Liz during the last months of her life. They couldn’t imagine going through this time without her support and constant care.
Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorials for Liz can be made to your local ASPCA.