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Darrell Ludwig

Darrell Ludwig, age 89, of rural New Rockford, ND, died Thursday, December 26, 2013, at the home of his son, Jim.

Darrell Bernard Ludwig was born May 24, 1924, at home in Pleasant Prairie Township near Brantford to Herman and Elizabeth (Dickman) Ludwig. He was raised on the family farm, the youngest of four boys.

Darrell attended Brantford School and graduated from New Rockford High School. While in high school, he worked for Neil Tillapaugh at the Hamburger King. He attended NDSSS in Wahpeton, and then took over the family farm.

Darrell married Dorothy Risovi in February 1948, they raised 6 children on the family farm and later divorced. He married Vivian Pfeiffer in August 1979, and they later divorced.

He milked dairy cattle for Cass Clay for over 20 years. He served as a special deputy of Eddy County at local barn dances. He was the self-proclaimed mayor of Brantford! He was active in the Farmers Union, various area co-ops and the Democratic NPL. He retired from farming in 1979, and enjoyed building yard houses and garages. He hauled hay in the state for many years.

Darrell resided in Brantford until his health declined. He lived with his grandson, Dan and later moved in with his son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Sharon, until his death.

Darrell is survived by his children, James (Sharon), New Rockford, Barbara Neumiller, Phoenix, AZ, Mary (Dave) Schlosser, Bismarck, ND, Charles (Nancy), New Rockford, Ronald, Phoenix, AZ; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Gloria Ludwig, and brother-in-law Celester Risovi, both of Fargo, ND; daughter-in-law Linda Dickey, Laurel, MT.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers Peter, Sylvester “Tim� and Bartholomew “Bart�; step-son Larry Dickey; grandson Andrew Ludwig and great-granddaughter Sophia Neumiller.


Darrell's family suggests donations to Womens' Auxiliary Cemetery Association, c/o Patti Gehrtz, New Rockford.


ROSARY SERVICE: Monday, 7:00 PM, Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, ND

PRAYER SERVICE: Monday, 7:30 PM, Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, ND

FUNERAL SERVICE: St. John's Catholic Church, New Rockford, ND

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 10:30 AM

INTERMENT: Brantford Cemetery, Brantford, ND

Posted Condolences:

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Name: Conni Jo Dungan

Date: 12-31-13

Message: My prayers and condolences to the Ludwig family. I'm sorry, but I am at a loss of words. I am thinking of all of you! Conni


Name: Lisa Schafer

Message: So many fond memories at the Ludwig farm growing up; particularly helping Darrell with the milking! I am sure he laughed when Lori and I showed up to help call in the milk cows, but he gave us little chores to do and we thought we were such a big help!! Sharing in your sorrow in love and friendship.


Name: Colleen Lund

Date: 12/29/2013

Message: My deepest sympathy to the Ludwig Family.  I know there are many great memories of Darrell that you will all  hold in your hearts!


Name: Bette Poppe

Date: 12-29-2013

Message: Dear Mary and Family,

I remember how often you talked about your Dad! I know you have some good memories of him,

I'll bet he was a very interesting man, it sure sounds like he had a life well lived.

I am thinking about you at this sad time and know that you are in my  prayers!

From the Tree of Life each leaf must fall--- The green, the gold, the great the small---

Each one in God's own time, He'll call-- With perfect love, He gathers all.

Those we hold most dear never truly leave us. They live on in the love they brought to our lives.

May that love bring you peace.



Name: Cathy Ludwig-Anderson

Date: December 28, 2013

Message: Uncle Darrell was one of a kind, Ludwig through and through....did you know that he payed for the band at our wedding dance?  Keeping in you in or thoughts and prayers.  Bob and Cathy (Ludwig) Anderson.


Name: Gary Klein

Date: 12/28/2013

Message: Dear Ludwig Family,

Saddened to hear of your loss of Darrel. Our families were so close when we lived at Brantford and went to school together. I remember the Farmers Union meetings in the Brantford school headed up by Darrel usually and all us kids playing in the basement roller skating or playing basketball. I remember when Darrel got that first new Cockshutt tractor and seeing him out plowing  with it or visiting and helping with the milking and all the hard work it took.

 You will be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless--Gary Klein



Name: Becky Ludwig

Date: 12-26-2013

Message: Dearest cousins, our prayers are with you at this time. Love Becky and Allen