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June 3, 1943 ~ April 16, 2020 (age 76)


Charles “Chuck” Conard Ludwig, 76, of Springfield, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born June 3, 1943 in Effingham, IL. He married Joyce Ann Clough June 25, 1966.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce; two daughters, Charlotte (Tim) Habing of Watson, IL and Cheryl (Hal) Croasmun of Santa Clarita, CA; two sons, Chuck (Meredith) Ludwig of Downingtown, PA and Chad (Caryn) Ludwig of Chelan, WA; ten grandchildren; faithful companion Max, the mighty dachshund; one half-sister, Mary Ann Levy of Mattoon, IL; one brother, Michael (Cathy) McMillan of Merced, CA; one half-brother, Nick (Brenda) Levy of Thonotosassa, FL and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles G. and Helen E. (Martin) Ludwig; natural mother, Rose Levy and half-brother, Michael Levy.

Chuck grew up in Sigel, IL where he farmed and owned a bulldozing operation in Shelby County. He also served as a Sheriff’s Deputy in Shelby County. He raised his family on the farm in Sigel before moving to Springfield in 1991. He was a Chief Investigator for the Secretary of State of Illinois Securities Department for many years.

Chuck proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1961-1965. He was a member of the Sigel American Legion, VFW, Blue Knights International, Central IL Film Commission, Toledo Masonic Lodge and the Sigel Volunteer Fire Department.

A private family Mass Of A Christian Burial will be held Thursday July 30, 2020 in the St. Michael, The Archangel Church of Sigel, IL.  Burial will be in the St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Sigel, IL.
There will be a Celebration of Life in the St. Michael School Thursday July 30, 2020 from 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM.   
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael School, PO Box 8, Sigel, IL 62462; the Sigel American Legion Post 1134, 109 East Oak Street Sigel, IL 62462; or Land of Lincoln Honor Flight, 57 Country Place, Springfield, IL 62703.

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Celebration of Life
July 30, 2020

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
St. Michael School

Private Mass of Christian Burial
July 30, 2020

4:00 PM
St. Michael The Archangel Church
200 Church Street
Sigel, IL 62462

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