Elmer Ladwig, 90

A funeral service will be held at noon on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton for Elmer Ladwig, who passed away at the Lasata Care Center on Feb. 8, 2010, at the age of 90.

A visitation will take place prior to the funeral service at the church from 10 a.m. to noon. Interment will be at Immanuel Cemetery in Cedarburg.

Memorials to St. Paul Lutheran Church are appreciated. For online condolences, please go to www.muellerfuneralhome.com.

Elmer was born on Jan. 20, 1920, in Cherokee, Iowa, the son of Otto Ladwig and Hilda (nee Barelmann) Ladwig. Elmer later married Margaret (nee Port) Ladwig at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton on Aug. 28, 1943. Their marriage was blessed with two sons, Richard and Randall.

Elmer drove a milk truck for 10 years for Dairy Distributions in Milwaukee, and then worked for Doerr Electric for over 31 years as a heat treater. Elmer enjoyed traveling and he truly enjoyed the outdoors. He loved to walk, play golf and work outdoors.

Elmer is survived by his wife, Margaret Ladwig; sons, Richard (Betsy) Ladwig and Randall (Jane) Ladwig; grandchildren, Adam Ladwig, Ryan Ladwig, Alyssa (Patrick) Blum, Candace Ladwig and Hillary Ladwig; sister, Joyce Kison; sister-in-law, Christine Wittenberg; and brother- in-law, Robert Zirtzlaff. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Elmer was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Wilmer Ladwig and John W. Wittenberg.

Mueller Funeral Home is serving the family.