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Robert Estes Ludwig

December 30, 1949 — January 22, 2023

Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Robert Estes Ludwig

Robert Estes Ludwig, 73, much loved husband, father, and grandfather, died peacefully on January 22, 2023 at his home in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. He courageously fought a 16-month battle with pancreatic cancer.

Bob was born on December 30, 1949 in Marana, Arizona and was the oldest child of Ralph and Betty Ludwig. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and earned a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University. He married the love of his life, Martha Ann Fox, and they became the parents of four children.

Bob was a business owner, an experienced private pilot, and fascinated with all things mechanical.  He worked for Hughes Aircraft Company in the 1970’s and then was the owner and president of Ludwig Industries for 25 years. His true passions in life, however, were his family and his faith. He and Martha spent some of their happiest days serving missions in Colorado, Illinois, and South Africa. They also loved to travel the country to visit their children and grandchildren, making memories and getting the very most out of life. Bob was known for his kindness, integrity, attention to detail, and his work ethic.

Bob was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had a deep and abiding testimony of his Savior, Jesus Christ.  His life was a true testament of service and love for others and was filled with optimism and gratitude.  

Bob is survived by his wife of 46 years, Martha Ludwig; their children, Brian (Andrea) Ludwig, Julie (Glenn) Roper, Amy (Scott) Nuzman, and Brent (Kristen) Ludwig; sixteen grandchildren; and his brother, Bill Ludwig.

The family is so grateful to Dr. Christopher Lieu and the amazing team of medical professionals who helped Bob battle cancer.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 am Saturday, January 28, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Wildcat Reserve building, 4195 East Wildcat Reserve Parkway, Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80126. Friends and family may visit at the Wildcat Reserve building on Friday, January 27, from 6 to 8 pm.

Tucson Memorial: Friends and family are welcome to visit at the Tucson North Stake Center on Friday, February 3, from 6-8 pm, 939 West Chapala Dr., Tucson, Arizona 85704.

There will be a private family burial at the Binghampton Cemetery in Tucson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you do something to spread kindness or to make memories with your loved ones.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Robert Estes Ludwig, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, January 27, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Wildcat Ward

4195 Wildcat Reserve Pkwy, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 28, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Mountain time)

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Wildcat Ward

4195 Wildcat Reserve Pkwy, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

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Reception

Friday, February 3, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

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