Frederick W. Ladwig, 89
Jan. 21, 1928
ó April 24, 2017

Frederick W. Ladwig, 89Frederick W. "Fred" Ladwig, 89, of Kewaskum, passed away peacefully with his wife and daughter by his side Monday, April 24, 2017, at The Kathy Hospice in the town of Polk.

Fred was born Jan. 21, 1928, in Milwaukee to the late Armand and Rachel (nee Stuart) Ladwig. After high school, Fred became a professional engineer, earning his degree in engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1951. Fred was united in marriage to Nancy Ann Handke on June 15, 1957, in Nancyís hometown of West Bend and together they raised two children, Tom and Bonnie.

Fred spent his entire career working for the West Bend Co. before retiring in 1987 as the vice president of manufacturing. He was a devoted grandpa, sharing his love of hunting, fishing, and skiing with his grandsons. Fred was a consummate woodworker and his memory will live on in the many beautiful projects that he designed for his family.

Those who Fred leaves behind to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Nancy; his daughter, Bonnie (Robert) Johnson; three grandsons, Nicholas, Tyler and Jason Johnson; a nephew, Bob (Leanne) Zinkgraf; and nieces and nephews, William Shockley, Anne Shneider, Sally Shockley, and James Shockley. He is further survived by numerous other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Armand and Rachel; Fred was preceded in death by his son, Tom Ladwig; two sisters, Frances "Pat" and Joan; a sister-in-law, June (Robert) Zinkgraf; and his favorite hunting dog, Jetta.

A gathering in celebration of Fredís life will be held from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Home

(1315 W. Washington St., West Bend, WI 53095). A private family burial will follow the gathering in Washington County Memorial Park.

Memorials to The Kathy Hospice would be greatly appreciated by the family.

There arenít enough words that can express the familyís grateful thanks to Dr. Gary Herdrich and the entire staff at The Kathy Hospice for the incomparable care that was given to Fred and his family during this difficult time.

The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Fredís arrangements. Online guestbook and condolences may be found at