Mary Jane R. Ludwig

April 28, 1938 - Oct. 14, 2008

Mary Jane R. Ludwig of Mukwonago passed away Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, at Memorial Hospital of Burlington. She was 70.

Mary Jane was born in Burlington on April 28, 1938, the daughter of Hugh and Hazel (nee Madden) Long.

Before retiring, she worked side by side with her husband, Jim, for many years at Ludwig T.V. in Mukwonago. Jim was the technician, Mary Jane was CEO. She was an avid reader and supporter of the Mukwonago Community Library. Mary Jane also loved gardening and painting.

Survivors include her beloved husband, Jim; her loving children, Lisa (Neil) Swanson, Ron Janke, Mike (Beth) Janke and Shari Janke (Don Campbell); her dear sister and brothers, Nancy (Art) Robinson, Jeff (Renee) and Denny Long; and her cherished grandchildren, Corinne, Sean, Savannah, Bryce and Garret. She is further survived by her stepchildren, Debbie Bell, Beth Pollard, Mark Ludwig, Sandy Bilderbeck and John Ludwig; 12 stepgrandchildren; 11 step-great grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

A time of gathering to celebrate Mary Jane’s life will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Schmidt & Bartelt-Van Valin Funeral Home, 315 Main St. (HIghway ES), Mukwonago. Private burial will be at Oak Knoll Cemetery, Mukwonago.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Mukwonago Community Library or the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Canine Unit are appreciated.

Schmidt & Bartelt-Van Valin Funeral and Cremation Services in Mukwonago is serving the family. For more information, call 363-7126 or visit online at