Henry H. Ludwig

July 12, 1925January 3, 2019

Henry H. Ludwig, 93, of Rochester Hills, MI, passed away January, 3, 2019. He was born in Romeo, MI on July 12, 1925 to Henry and Hazel (nee Crull) Ludwig. On December 31, 1946, he married his loving wife, Muriel Grace Stevens. Henry worked in Heavy Underground Construction for Angelo Diponio Company, Operating Engineers Local #324. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Rochester and had a passion for serving Jesus Christ, caring for his beloved wife, Muriel and praying vigilantly for his family and friends as well as mechanical tinkering. He was survived by his children, Jim H. Ludwig, Ruthann Schinzing, Sandra L. Hoover (Brad) and Laura L. Clayton (Doug); his 10 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren and his sister-in-law Betty Ludwig. He was predeceased in death by his parents; his brother Dwight Ludwig; sister Erma Chin (Stanley); and son-in-law Donald Schinzing. A visitation will take place on Monday, January 7, 2019 from 4-8 PM at Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Dr., Rochester, MI 48307 and Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 10 AM until the funeral service at 11 AM at First Baptist Church of Rochester, 6377 Orion Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48306. Memorial Tributes can be made out to First Baptist Church of Rochester, 6377 Orion Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48306


  • Muriel Grace (nee Stevens) Ludwig, Wife
  • Jim H. Ludwig, Son
  • Ruthann Schinzing, Daughter
  • Sandra L. (Brad) Hoover, Daughter
  • Laura L. (Doug) Clayton, Daughter
  • 10 Grandchildren, Unspecified
  • 26 Great-Grandchildren, Unspecified
  • Henry Ludwig, Father
  • Hazel (nee Crull) Ludwig, Mother
  • Betty Ludwig, Sister-in-law
  • Dwight Ludwig, Brother
  • Erma (Stanley) Chin, Sister
  • Donald Schinzing, Son-in-law


  • Visitation Monday, January 7, 2019
  • Instate Tuesday, January 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Henry H. Ludwig

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Claire ( Duz ) Levy

January 9, 2019

Our condolences to the entire Ludwig family. Your parents were exceedingly kind to us as we grew up together on Avon Circle. We have special memories of skating on your pond, playing in your life sized doll house, sharing lovingly prepared sandwiches together in the backyard, tetherball games, and sleepovers. Your father took us swimming on summer evenings at the swim club with you girls and your parents treated us as if we were their own children. We have many happy memories and remembered kindnesses. Your dad was a great teacher (by example) of kindness, compassion, devotion to family and being soft spoken yet strong. I remember him as always having a kind and gentle spirit, a warm smile, and an encouraging word to say.
Even now, ( over 50 years later) when we drive by your family home, I still just look up the driveway, send a silent prayer of gratitude, and recollect that true kindness, love, and the best neighbors one could ever ask for live there.
To God's love and affection for "Mr. Ludwig", we add our own.
Love Claire, and the entire Duz Family

Timothy Bingham

January 7, 2019

He was a wonderful man and the grandfather I never had. I remember him on his tractor like clockwork "mowing the weeds" as our neighborhood. I hope he is at peace now.

Anita (Largent) Johnson

January 7, 2019

I remember Hank from church. He was always so kind and soft-spoken. He always had a smile. My condolences to his family. They will have such good memories of their Dad.

Dr. and Mrs. Richard and Susan Bingham

January 6, 2019

Our family is greatly saddened by the loss of Hank, "Mr. Woodlig" as my kids would mistakenly call him when they were very young. The name stuck around our house and he thought it was great fun when we told him of his new moniker. We so loved his stopping for a visit and marveled at his activity and longevity. We think that his beloved tractor should be passed down or bronzed in his memory. We can envision him now out our windows atop his mechanical steed and as he would say "mowing the weeds".
My husband remains jealous of the Vette that Muriel gave him for a present. He gave me a ride around the could tell he was enjoying the notoriety as well as the sound of that car. ( Personally I liked his model T.)
What a guy... what a great couple and neighbor for us to have while we were raising our family.
Love and good thoughts to all the friends and family.
Dick, Sue, Emily and Tim Bingham

Gerry Lee

January 5, 2019

I have known Hank and Muriel for many years and so sorry to hear of his passing. I know he will be greatly missed. Sending prayers for the whole family