Betty Jane Ludwig (nee Davis)

July 14, 1936 – Nov. 7, 2010

Betty Jane Ludwig (nee Davis) of Mukwonago passed away in the afternoon hours of Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at Seasons Hospice in Waukesha with her family by her side. She was 74.

Betty was born in Ixonia on July 14, 1936, the only daughter of the late John and Margaret Davis-Zimmerman (nee Griep). She attended local schools and was married to Kenneth Ludwig on Aug. 24, 1957. Together, they raised a son and daughter and spent their entire married life in Mukwonago. Betty was a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker and was a doting grandmother and great-grandmother. A soft-spoken woman, Betty never passed a harsh word. She was a hard worker and loved cooking and Elvis. In earlier years, she was active in the Mukwonago Fireman’s Auxiliary as well as the Lion’s. Betty enjoyed a good joke, old movies and especially her animals; however, her greatest love was for her family. She will be dearly missed.

Betty is survived by her beloved husband of more than 53 years, Kenneth of Mukwonago; her daughter, Cynthia "Cindi" (Perry) Belling of Dousman; and her son, Charles "Chuck" (Kathlene) Ludwig, also of Mukwonago. She will be remembered by her grandchildren, Danielle (Aaron) Johnson, Jeremy Wolfe and his fiancée, Terri, and Charles G. Ludwig. She also leaves her great-grandchildren, Noah and Paige; a brother, Kenneth Griep of Plain; her sister-in-law, Arlene Davis of Waukesha; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Robert Davis.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Thursday, Nov. 11, at the American Legion Hall, 627 Highway NN, Mukwonago, with the Rev. Frank Janzow officiating. Interment will be private.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit