NOVATO, CALIF.

Barbara L. Ludwig

Oct. 3, 1953 – Dec. 15, 2010

Barbara L. Ludwig, 57, of Novato, Calif., died Dec. 15, 2010, in California. There will be no visitation or funeral services locally. Barbara was born Oct. 3, 1953, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Robert and Marilyn (Haering) Ludwig. She grew up in the Waukesha area. Currently she worked for Community Homes and Services as a clinical coordinator in Novato.

Survivors include her sister, Susan (John) Molski of Wisconsin Rapids; a nephew, Ryan Ludwig; two greatnephews, Travis and Christian Ludwig; Marcia (Ludwig) Gable of Friendship and many friends.

Barbara’s passion included immersion in outdoor landscapes of all kinds, tent camping, driving long distances to dine at New Mexican cafes and leisurely hanging out with wise and sensitive people who loved to laugh and tell stories. As one friend described her, "What a brilliant, brilliant woman with a huge heart."

Higgins Funeral Home, 715-423-4610, assisted the family locally in Wisconsin Rapids.