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Mary Sue Ludwig

January 20, 1962 ~ November 12, 2020 (age 58)


Mary Sue Ludwig, age 58, of Westby, passed away on Thursday November 12th, 2020 at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse.  She was born on January 20th, 1962 in Viroqua to Tom and Julaine (Leahy) Riendl.  She graduated from Westby High School in 1980 and Viterbo University in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in music education.  She worked at the Old Town Motel and Answering Service through college and into her professional career as a Music teacher in the Brookwood School District for 17 years.  She married Daniel Ludwig on July 20th, 2012 She was involved in her community serving for many years on the Bekkum Memorial Library board and a Organist at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Viroqua.  Mary Sue played for many weddings and funerals, as well as giving music lessons to many children.  She loved taking care of her grandchildren and kept in touch with her Aunts and Uncles by phone.  She enjoyed playing the Piano along with many other instruments.  

She is survived by her husband Daniel of Westby; two stepdaughters, Taylor Ludwig and Brittany (Matthew) Henderson; three grandsons Kolton, Chase, and Miles Henderson; a special niece Erin Moline; one brother and many other family and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents.   

Funeral Services celebrating Mary Sue’s life will be held on Thursday November 19th at 10:30 a.m. at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua, with Father Matt Marshall officiating. Burial will be in the Westby Coon Prairie Cemetery, rural Westby. Family and friends may call from 5-7p.m. on Wednesday, November 18th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua.  

Memorials may be made to either St. Mary’s Catholic Church or the Bekkum Memorial Library

The Thorson Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Viroqua is proudly serving the family. 


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November 18, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Thorson Funeral Home
856 South Rusk Ave
Viroqua, WI 54665

Funeral Service
November 19, 2020

10:30 AM
Thorson Funeral Home
856 South Rusk Ave
Viroqua, WI 54665

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