Amy J. Ladwig, January 25, 1923 - October 2, 2017

Amy J. Ladwig
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Amy Jeanette Ladwig went home to be with her Lord and Savior on October 2, 2017, after a courageous battle with dementia over the past 6 years. We thank God for the 94 plus years of life he granted Amy to be a loving and dedicated Sister, Aunt, Great Aunt and Friend.

Amy was born January 25, 1923 to Otto John and Elva Amanda (Hulett) Ladwig in Eau Claire, WI. Amy was baptized and confirmed at St John’s Lutheran Church (Eau Claire) and continued to be a member of the church for her entire life. Amy graduated from Eau Claire Senior High School in 1941 and continued her education at the Eau Claire Technical College with an Associate Degree in 1942. Amy started working at U.S. Rubber Company on August 17, 1942 in the Timekeeping Department during World War II, at a time when they were manufacturing ammunition for the war. After the war, the plant converted back to producing tires again. Through Amy’s 10-year with the Company, the U.S. Rubber Company changed to Uniroyal and then merged with Goodrich to be named Uniroyal-Goodrich Tire Company. Amy retired from Uniroyal-Goodrich on April 1, 1988 after 45 years, 7-1/2 months of dedicated service. Amy was very proud of never being laid off during her employment history. Amy lived in her home until 2011. At the on-set of dementia, Amy moved to the Syverson Lutheran Nursing Home in March of 2011 and finally to Grace-Woodlands Memory Care Unit in April of 2016.

Amy loved her family and friends and enjoyed getting together for all types of celebrations. In addition to family celebrations, Amy regularly (monthly) met with her sewing club, lunch with retired girls from Uniroyal (Retreads), St John’s Lutheran Church Quilting Team (quilts for those in need) and meeting with other girlfriends to have dinner to celebrate their birthdays.

Amy is survived by her Brother-in-Law, Roland (Gerri) Marko, Nieces and Nephews, James (Gail) Patrow, Barbara (Andy Sr.) Julson, Kathleen Melby, Diane (Steven) Beaver, Debra (Steven-deceased) Huntington, Louise (Kevin) Meinke, Michael (Jeannette) Mallett, James (Mary) Mallett, Vada Seyller, Mary (Judy) Mallett, Kathy (Michael) Asmussen, Timothy (Kathy) Marko, Jeffrey Marko and many Great Nieces and Nephews.

Amy was preceded in death by her Sisters and Brother-in-Laws, Dorothy (Darold) Patrow, Gloria (Lewis) Paulsrud and (Clarence) Mallett and Darleen Marko.

Amy’s family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to Linda Trott, RN (Grace-Woodlands) and all of the staff at the Syverson Lutheran Nursing Home and the Grace-Woodlands Memory Care Unit for their dedicated “Loving Care” service to Amy. Also, a “Thank You” extended to the staff at St. Croix Hospice for their loving care of Amy during her last days on this earth.

The Family also extends a special thank you to Hulke Family Funeral Home (Brandon Hulke family and staff) and St John’s Lutheran Church (Pastor Nathan Aaseng, church staff and luncheon volunteers) for their loving guidance and care during this difficult time.

Amy loved her Lord and her family and friends with her whole heart. Amy will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1804 Highland Avenue, Eau Claire at 11 a.m. Pastor Nathan Aaseng will officiate. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Committal services will take place at St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery in Eau Claire, immediately following the funeral.

Hulke Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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  1. Ruth Plummer Olson October 10, 2017

    So sorry to hear of Amy's passing. Jean and I will always remember the good times that the sewing club had and we were allowed to join. They really had a tight knit group of friends that supported each other. I am sure all of them are having a great time now in Heaven catching up. Amy will be missed by all that had the honor of knowing her. The world just got another star to shine down on us.

  2. Barbara Harmon Fleming October 9, 2017

    To Amy's Family,
    Amy Ladwig was one of my Mother, V. Evelyn Harmon's closest friends for many years as they worked together in the Office of Uniroyal, Eau Claire. Amy was kind, thoughtful and interested in others. I met her several times with my Mom and really liked her smile. I have only warm thoughts about God's angel.