Kenneth Lee Ludington

Born: Thu., Sep. 4, 1947
Died: Sun., Dec. 23, 2018


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Thu., Dec. 27, 2018
Location: Rash-Gude Funeral Home

Recitation of the Rosary

6:00 PM Thu., Dec. 27, 2018
Location: Rash-Gude Funeral Home

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Kenneth L. Ludington, age 71 of Hamburg, IA passed away on December 23, 2018 at his home.

Kenneth was born on September 4, 1947 in Clarinda, IA; the son of Vernon and Mary Lois (Laughlin) Ludington.  He graduated from South Page High School in 1966.  He went on to obtain his Associate Degree from Iowa Western and his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Buena Vista College.

He entered the United States Army on Jan. 7, 1969 and served his country during the Vietnam War.  He was honorably discharged on August 13, 1970.

On August 3, 1968 he was united in marriage to Janet Robertson at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clarinda, IA. To this union 2 children were born: Kimberly and Kristophor.

He began as a substitute postman and worked his way up to Supervisor and then he was appointed the Postmaster in Hamburg, IA.  He retired at the age of 56, after 36 years of service.  After retiring, Ken took up gardening.  He sold his goods at local Farmer’s Markets and then branched out to the Lincoln, NE area.  He did this up until last year and built many friendships during this time.  He also raised and showed dairy goats.

He was the former Commander of the Hamburg VFW.

Ken is survived by his wife Janet Ludington of Hamburg, IA; children:  Kimberly Barker and fiance Rich Benak and Kristophor Ludington of Knoxville, IA; four grandchildren:  Blake Schwartz and wife Amber, Nickole Schwartz, Paige Ludington and Kaytlynn Huffine; great-grandson Carson Caudle; mother Mary Ludington of Clarinda; sister Kathleen Holmes of Clarinda, IA and brother-in-law Wesley Pulliam of Clarinda; other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Vernon Ludington and his sister Karen Pulliam.

The family will greet friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday evening (12/27) at the Rash-Gude Funeral in Hamburg, IA.  A Rosary will follow at 6:00 p.m.  

Memorial may be directed to the family or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Remembrances may be left at  Rash-Gude Funeral Home in Hamburg, IA is in charge of arrangements.

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Gayle Meek
   Posted Tue December 25, 2018
So sorry to hear about Ken. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Ken was always so nice. He will be sadly missed by many.

Nancy A Welch
   Posted Wed December 26, 2018
What a very nice man. He always had a kind word and something funny to say.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
May your fond memories and funny stories(I know there are many) help carry you through and bring you comfort.

God Bless

Nancy Welch from Minnesota

Jan (Rabe) Gaines
   Posted Wed December 26, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Jim & I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary a couple of years ago hard to believe we've been married that long and out of school even longer! Prayers for you and your family.

Glenda Benak
   Posted Wed December 26, 2018
I am extremely sorry to hear of your loss. I only had the pleasure of meeting Ken and visiting with him a couple of times.... very nice gentleman. Know that he will continue to watch over your family. Again so sorry for your loss. Glenda Benak

Pete & Becca Thomas
   Posted Wed December 26, 2018
Pete and I are Sorry for your loss. Keeping Ken's Family and Friends in Our Thoughts and Prayers. May You Find Some Comfort in Your Memories. 🙏🇺🇸💔

Randal Hamm
   Posted Wed December 26, 2018
I'm so sad to hear about Kenny's passing. Although our paths rarely crossed after high school, he'll always remain a good friend. He had a unique sense of humor and I'll never forget taking rides in his old Willys. Kenny was with me the night I wrecked my brother's Chevy back in 1966. He was bruised up a bit but never once complained to me about my lousy driving. The last time I saw him was a few years ago. Kenny was a smart fella and managed to retire earlier than most, so I found him out in his garden simply enjoying his new hobby. That's how I will remember him--at peace and in his garden.

Leigh & Carl Calfee
   Posted Thu December 27, 2018
So sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. I enjoyed visiting with him as Kris, Kim & I were growing up; at the Post Office; and at the Sunday Farmer’s Market in Lincoln. Prayers for all of you.

Michael Lundy
   Posted Sun December 30, 2018
Condolences for your loss. I appreciate getting to know and spending time with Ken. Michael Lundy

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