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In Memoriam ~ Augustine Ludwig ’51

Augustine Henry Ludwig ’51

Augustine Henry Ludwig ’51 passed away on November 10, 2019 at the age of 86. He was born August 31, 1933 in Rice Lake, Wisconsin to Edward and Amelia Ludwig. He graduated

from St. John’s Prep School and attended St. John University, then graduated as a Mining Engineer from Colorado School of Mines in 1958. He served in the US army and was stationed in Germany where he and his wife, Betty, enjoyed touring all over Europe.

In 1960 he began his work for the U.S.G.S. as a hydrologist in Denver, Colorado. In 1965 he was transferred to Little Rock, Arkansas as a hydrologist where he worked and then retired in 1988. Among many projects throughout his career, he helped establish reports on the health and longevity of the underground aquifers in the Arkansas Region of Mississippi River Valley. He also helped establish the registration of Professional Geologists for the state of Arkansas, where he held the #2 position in the state.

As a member of Optimist Club he enjoyed working with children for many years as well as working with other charitable organizations.

Gus loved going to the family lake house at Greers Ferry Lake where he and Betty enjoyed many years of entertaining friends and family. In retirement he did land development in the Greers Ferry Lake area and later moved to Heber Springs where he and Betty expanded their lives with many new friendships.

Gus was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Mary and five brothers, Roman, Joseph, Clarence, Edmund and Gregory.

He is survived by his wife Betty, of 61 years, and his daughter Margaret Mitchell (Victor) of Norman, OK, and son Stephen Ludwig (LaRae), grandson Austin Ludwig (Kayleigh), granddaughters Emma and Ashlyn Ludwig and one great grandson Kaiston, all of Tulsa, OK. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, family and friends.

His memorial service will be held at St. Albert Catholic Church in Heber Springs Arkansas on November 22, 2019 at 11:00 am. Memorials may be made to Breaking Bread 1099 W. Pine, Heber Springs 72543.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to one of the following:
St. Albert Catholic Church, P.O. Box 1198, Heber Springs, AR 72543 or Breaking Bread, 1099 W. Pine St., Heber Springs, AR 72543