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Barbara Lee Ludewig

February 2, 1954 December 2, 2019
Barbara  Lee Ludewig
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Barbara Lee Ludewig, 65, of Lake Carroll, died Monday December 2, 2019 surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer at Manor Court, Freeport. Barbara was born February 27, 1954 in Freeport, the daughter of Harvey and Opal (Remmers) Wilhelms Sr. Barb married Jerry L. Ludewig September 9, 1972 in Forreston. She was a 1972 graduate of Freeport High school. Barb worked for Economy Insurance Company, as a Lifeguard for YWCA, Pathwork Corner in Forreston, and as a teacher in West Carroll and Savanna. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, Shannon. Barb enjoyed quilting, sewing, spending time in her garden and planting flowers. Barb loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She took great pleasure in following their sporting events.

Surviving are her husband, Jerry Ludewig of Lake Carroll; two daughters, Rebecca “Becky” (Patrick) Krogman and Marissa (Jay) Gurnett both of Forreston; brother, Harvey (Cathy) Wilhelms Jr. Freeport; five grandchildren, Katie Krogman, Karlie Krogman, and Parker Krogman, Autumn Gurnett, and Lilly Gurnett. Also surviving are many beloved extended family members including, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Barb was preceded in death by parents.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday December 7, 2019 at Bethel United Methodist Church. Rev. Mike Jones will officiate. Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday December 6, 2019 at Burke Tubbs Funeral Home, Forreston. There will also be a visitation Saturday 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at Bethel United Methodist. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Please sign Mrs. Ludewig’s guestbook and share a memory at

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4:00 PM 12/6/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/6/2019 7:00:00 PM
Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home - Forreston Location

203 South 3rd Street
Forreston, IL 61030

Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home - Forreston Location
203 South 3rd Street Forreston 61030 IL
United States





10:00 AM 12/7/2019 10:00:00 AM - 10:45 AM 12/7/2019 10:45:00 AM
Bethel United Methodist Church

217 S. Hickory Street
Shannon, IL 61078

Bethel United Methodist Church
217 S. Hickory Street Shannon 61078 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

2514 IL 26
Freeport, IL 61032

2514 IL 26 Freeport 61032 IL
United States

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