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Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion Chapel
Sunday February 27th, 2022
2:00pm - 5:00pm

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Christian Church of Florence
Monday February 28th, 2022

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Daniel "Dan" Ludwig

Dan’s life began on December 12, 1958, in Marion. He was the son of Ronald “Bunk” and Kathleen (Taylor) Ludwig. He was a 1976 graduate of Marion High School where he played defensive end on the football team. Dan went on to Butler County Community College and started on the football team at Butler as a defensive end. Dan was the owner of Ludwig Truck Lines in Florence continuing a 100-year-old tradition of trucking in the family. He was united in marriage to the former Cathy Douglas Jantzen on July 21, 2018, at the Christian Church of Florence. Dan served his community as a board member for the Florence Community Foundation and the Florence City Council. His younger days growing up in Florence were a bit more adventurous as he, his brother and a friend may have been responsible for a house burning down or the endless taunting of the neighbors’ pet racoon. Dan loved to eat out and attended lots of his nephews, nieces, and step grandchildren sporting events. He was also known as Santa or the Easter Bunny during the holidays around Florence. His greatest joy was his family. Dan is survived by his wife Cathy of Florence, his father Ronald “Bunk” Ludwig of Florence, daughter Brandy Cross of Missouri, step children Jeremy and Michele Gossen, Brian and Andrea Rice, and Ben and Dallas Jantzen; grandchildren Colton, Cade, Cale, Barrett, Collins, MacKenzie and Cole and his siblings Douglas Ludwig of Florence, Tawnya (Steve) Sokoll of Wichita and Rolana (Scott) Heidebrecht of Marion and several nieces and nephews.  Dan passed away on Tuesday February 22, 2022, at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. He is preceded in death by his mother Kathleen. Dan’s family will gather with friends on Sunday February 27, 2022, from 2-5 p.m. at Yazel Megli Funeral Home, Marion. His funeral service will be held at the Christian Church of Florence on Monday February 28, 2022, at 2 p.m. led by Pastor Rick Rehmert of Grace Point Church, Peabody. Dan will be laid to rest in Hillcrest Cemetery, Florence. Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to the Florence Community Foundation or Grace Point Church, Peabody. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Dan at www.yazelmeglifh.com.

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I worked for the Ludwig's from 1999 to around 2007 what a wonderful family. Dan was one of the best dispatcher I ever had the pleasure to work for. Heard many of there stories and worked with a great group of people. From Marvin Wyss to Doug Ludwig they always where there to mentor. A young driver at the time I lost touch after they down sized the company. And now I wished I had kept in touch with dan. Wanna tell the Ludwig family my thoughts and prayers for dan. Rest In Peace trucker we'll catch you on the flip side. 10-4

Jason L Ward May 1 2022 9:58 PM


BILLY J WILSON Apr 26 2022 4:26 PM

I'm so very sorry for the loss. I never had the pleasure of meeting Dan but we worked together keeping tires on his trucks for the past 6 or so years. His good sense of humor and fun loving nature stood out to me. I enjoyed watching the well put together video. I truly will miss you Dan!
-Joe Coombs
Salt Lake City, UT

Joe Coombs Mar 4 2022 11:06 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Daniel "Dan" Ludwig

Hazel Hoffner Mar 3 2022 8:59 PM

to the Ludwig Family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one, he always had a smile and always greeted you. I know he will be missed by all of his family and friends.

Hazel Hoffner Mar 3 2022 8:58 PM

To the Ludwig family I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one, know he will be missed as you are a close family if I can do any thing for the family please let me know again Iam so sorry for your loss.

Hazel Hoffner Mar 3 2022 8:52 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Daniel "Dan" Ludwig

Hazel Hoffner Mar 3 2022 8:32 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Daniel "Dan" Ludwig

Hazel Hoffner Mar 3 2022 8:28 PM

Dan's smile lives on in our memories. Praying that the God of all comfort draws especially near to you during this time of tremendous loss and sorrow.

Chuck Walker, MHS Class of 76. Feb 28 2022 8:59 PM

R.I.P cousin

Steve Karlowski Feb 28 2022 8:32 PM

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