William “Bill” Lyle Ludwig

In Loving Memory

MS/gt William Lyle Ludwig

March 18th, 1929 – June 27th, 2017

William “Bill” Ludwig passed away on June 27, 2017 at age 88 after living and long and full life. Bill is survived by his wife of 66 years, Dorothy. He will be missed by his children Billy (Linda Ludwig), John (Inga Ludwig), Linda Barr, and Diane; grandchildren Amanda, Callie (Ben Buso), Cody, Jennifer (Michael Robison), Monica (Kyle Hopkins), and Valerie; and great-granddaughters Emma and Ellie.

Bill joined the military soon after high school, first in the Army and later in the Air Force. While serving in the Air Force he was stationed in several locations around the world with his family, including Libya, South Dakota, and finally San Antonio, Texas. Bill was a drill sergeant before he earned the rank of Master Sergeant. After serving faithfully and honorably he retired from active duty in 1966 and began a career in law enforcement. Even though Bill also worked as a postman, he remained a police officer for the League City Police Department for many years before retiring in the 1990s to co-found Ludwig Catering with his wife. After passing down the family business, Bill and Dorothy enjoyed many happy years of retirement together watching their family grow. Bill had a passion for hunting, fishing, cooking and old western movies that he shared with his family and his friends.

The Family will receive friends on Friday, June 30, 2017 from 6-8pm at Crowder Funeral Home, 1645 East Main Street, League City, Texas with a rosary at 7:15pm. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 10am at Crowder Funeral Home, 1645 East Main Street, League City, Texas  with burial following at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Dickinson,Texas.



  1. League City has lost a great man.
    Always willing to help and friendly to all that met him.
    He will be missed

    Holy trails to you Mr. Ludwig

    Annette Snow Falks

    Annette Snow Falks
  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family as you go through this difficult time. May God surround you with his loving care.

    Harry & Nancy Porter
  3. Bill was truly a good friend. We spent many enjoyable days hunting at his hill country ranch. He knew how to cook up a good meal as well as a good joke. He will be sorely missed.

    Jerry Rudloff
  4. Love Mr. Bill. He always had a smile, a joke, and a wink in his eye. Condolences to the family for he will surely be missed.

    Ray and Conie Skaines
  5. Bill will surely be missed. He had a way of comforting you and kept you laughing. Love and prayers to Dorothy and the rest of the family.

    Joe & Melissa Fillippa
  6. Chuck and I will miss you Bill. You have always been a blessing to us. May light perpetual shine upon you.

    Chuck and Karen
  7. What a good and kind man, he always made everyone feel wonderful. Will miss you and look forward to our new zip code. Love and condolences to Dorothy and family.
    Lawrence,Dixie,Tamara,Jonathan Marshall


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