James G. Ludtke Sr.


June 23, 1947 - Sept. 1, 2012



James Glenn Ludtke Sr., 65, of Eagle, passed away at his home Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.


He was born June 23, 1947 in Waukesha, to Glenn and Mary (Jones) Ludtke and married Cynthia Drinkwater on Sept. 3, 1988, in Spooner. 


Jim is survived by his wife, Cindy; two children, Jim (Jamie) Ludtke, Jr. and Jamie Ludtke; four grandchildren, Colton, Jordyn, Zackary and Max; two sisters, Kay (Jim) Pafford and Mary Ann Ludtke; and his nieces and nephews. 


He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jerry.


Jim was a Teamster and 25-year member of Local 139 of the International Union of Operating Engineers, retiring in 2005. He was a highly skilled operating engineer who took great pride in his work running heavy equipment. Jim loved to fish, hunt, play sheepshead and spend time at Dunn Lake in northern Wisconsin. He will be much missed by his black lab, Tulip.


Family and friends will be welcomed to celebrate Jimís life from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Wales-Genesee Lions Club in Genesee Depot. 


In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial to the American Cancer Society.