Lu Ann Ladwig

LuAnn Ladwig, wife, mother, grandmother, and nurse passed away on January 30th, 2023 in Westminster, Colorado after a lengthy illness. She was born in Wayland, Iowa on August 22, 1939 to Alvin and Geneva Boshart, and welcomed by her sister, Virginia and brother, D. Norman. She would often joke that her parents must not have wanted her because it took three days for them to name her. She graduated from Wayland High School in 1957 before pursuing her nursing degree at the Mennonite School of Nursing.

On August 25th, 1963, LuAnn married Arnold Ladwig. They had two daughters, Jamie Lou and Bonnie Sue. While nursing part time and raising her two daughters, she also volunteered with the Heart Association, Sandwich Fair (the Ladies Building), and Salem Lutheran Church. Much of her free time was spent sewing; including hardanger, cross stitch, and quilts. LuAnn grew up with generations of women quilting around her and was passionate about her quilting. She created many quilts for her daughters and grandchildren, plus those in need through the church.

In 2014, Arnold and LuAnn moved to Denver, Colorado to be closer to their daughters and grandchildren. LuAnn is survived by her husband, Arnold, and two daughters, Jamie (Tim Geldean) and Bonnie. She is also survived by her much loved grandchildren, Riley (granddaughter) and Keegan (grandson). She was preceded in death by: her father, Alvin Boshart; her mother, Geneva; her sister, Virginia; and her brother, D. Norman.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in her name.

2 thoughts on “Lu Ann Ladwig”

  1. Hearts and prayers go out to you Arnie, Jamie, and Bonnie: Even though you were not blood related, us Swanson’s always considered you part of the family. Keep[ thinking of the good times. That’s what keeps me going after losing Linda last year. I’m sure Barb and RIch, Tor and Genevieve, Dorothy Hjort and Linda are all up there having coffee and smiling about the past times. Take care and hang in there. Jim Swanson

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