Luverne Ludwig, 86

Luverne Ludwig, age 86, of Arden Hills, formerly of Cokato, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, at Johanna Shores.

Jean “Luverne” Ludwig was born March 19, 1934, in Minneapolis, MN, to Jack and Mildred (Barberg) Jouppe.

She grew up in Cokato with four siblings: Vernice, Joan, Donald, and David. After the premature death of their mother, they were cared for by Aunt Florence (Barberg) Merrill.

After graduating from Cokato High School, she worked as a clerk at Northrup King.

Luverne was united in marriage to Ernest Ludwig May 19, 1956, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Circle Pines, and lived in Lino Lakes. They moved to Isanti in December 1968, where they raised two sons, Mark and Dale.

Luverne was a homemaker and office manager for Ernie’s well drilling business for 50 years. Late in retirement, they settled into an independent living apartment in New Brighton, and in May 2019, Luverne moved to Johanna Shores in Arden Hills.

Luverne was preceded in death by her husband, Ernie.

She is survived by sons, Mark (Lorie) Ludwig and their children, Erich and Christa; and Dale (Gayle) Ludwig and their children, Karl, Jennifer (Alex) McLaughlin, Emma and Derek; brother, David (Francie) Jouppe of Valleyford, WA; many cousins; and other relatives and friends.

Private services will take place.

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