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Obituaries > LUDWICK, OLIVER D., JR.

Oliver D. Ludwick, 83, died at 10:17 p.m. April 30, 2004, at Richland Manor, Bluffton, Ohio. He was born February 11, 1921, in Dayton, Ohio to Oliver D. and Osa Chaney Ludwick Sr., who preceded him in death. In 1948, in Springfield, he married Bettie L. Ridenour, who died September 14, 1999. Mr. Ludwick retired from Warner-Swasey and, after retirement, he worked at Clyde Evans as well as Buckeye Trucking, Lima, Ohio. He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1275, American Legion Post 96, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 199 and the Marine Raider Association. During World War II, he served in the Marine Raider Division from September 5, 1942, to November 9, 1945. Survivors include two sons, F. Lee (Diane) Herford of Wapakoneta, Ohio and Stephen E. (Lee) Ludwick of Warren, Michigan; two daughters, Toni A. (John) Moore and Vicki S. Ludwick, both of Lima, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jack C. Ludwick; and a sister, Phyllis Driscoll. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Charles Catholic Church. The Rev. William Rose will officiate.