Burton E. Ludwig Jr.
Washington — Burton E. "Sonny" Ludwig Jr., 80, died peacefully with his family by his side Jan. 9, 2017, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.
Sonny was born Dec. 23, 1936, in Washington to Burton Earl Ludwig Sr. and Veda Brooks Ludwig. Sonny attended local schools and graduated from Union High School.
Sonny worked several jobs over the years, including owning and operating a general store in South Liberty, worked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and Bath Iron Works and was also a car salesman. He also raised Christmas trees and sold them every year from 1971 to the present in Salem, Mass. He also owned and operated his own stone quarry. Sonny was very athletic, even in his later years.
Sonny was a member of the South Liberty Baptist Church.
Sonny was predeceased by his parents and his eight siblings.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Barbara Sukeforth Ludwig, of Washington; his seven children, Melanie Ludwig of Gorham, Deborah Ludwig Powell of Pinehurst, N.C., Dale Ludwig of Florida, Sonya Browder and husband Matthew of Kingsport, Tenn., Amanda Williams of Lynchburg, Va., Natalia Ludwig of Washington and Burton Ludwig III of Washington; and nine grandchildren.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday, Jan. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hall’s of Waldoboro, 949 Main St. Services will be held Friday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m. at the South Liberty Baptist Church, 2895 Burketville Road, with Pastor Chad Colburn officiating.
To extend online condolences, visit hallfuneralhomes.com.