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Lorrel Ludy

Lorrel J. Ludy, age 74, of Soldotna, AK passed peacefully from this world into the loving arms of Jesus, on December 8, 2021, after a short fight with cancer. Lorrel was a dedicated and loving husband, a devoted father to his children, a wonderful grandpa to his 11 grandchildren. We will forever carry him close in our hearts!

Lorrel was the Christmas present for Bill and Wilma Ludy, born December 25, 1946 in Rice Lake, WI, and was the second born child out of seven. He enjoyed Green olives and it is said that he often received them for a Christmas gift. In high school he enjoyed football and Wrestling, winning at the state level and received many trophies. It was thought that he would go on to compete in the Olympics, but instead joined the Army and coached wrestling while enlisted. After receiving an honorable discharge, Lorrel went on to graduate from the Ambassador college in Pasadena, CA with a degree in theology.

He wanted to travel the world and even enjoyed a trip to Europe accompanied by his sister Jeanne. He needed to make money though in order to travel, so when an opportunity presented itself to make money in Alaska, he headed there where he met his bride to be Anna.

Lorrel and Anna were married on March 5th, 1977 in Soldotna, AK. They were blessed with two daughters Virginia and Elizabeth. Lorrel worked as a teacher in the school district and as an education coordinator for the department of corrections till his retirement in 2012. Retirement gave Lorrel more time to enjoy and make memories with their eleven grandchildren.

Lorrel enjoyed gardening in his two high tunnel green houses, getting to travel to Hawaii and Mexico with Anna, wood carving, camping, his Boston Whaler, and people…. Lorrel loved people and never met a stranger he couldn't talk to. Most of all Lorrel was a man of God and took his relationship with Jesus very seriously. He didn't just walk the walk, Lorrel's desire to serve God and honor Him permeated his whole life, and was infectious. He looked to the Holy Bible, God's Word for his answers to his questions in life and when asking him for advice he was known to grab the Bible and say, "Well, let's see what God tells us about that."

Lorrel had a servants heart and would help anyone he could. He served his family well till the very end and never stopped trying to care for us, and love us. Even while hospitalized he was telling his nurses and those caring for him about Jesus, and praying with them. His legacy is far reaching, even further than we even realized. It is an understatement to say he will be missed.

Lorrel is survived by his wife, Anna K. Ludy, daughters; Virginia "Ginger" (Glenn "BJ") Bouton of Soldotna, AK, Elizabeth Ludy of Lawrenceburg, TN; grandchildren Tyler, Lillian, Katelyn, Evelyn, Vivian and Isaac of Soldotna, AK, Serenity, Trinity, Kymani Kyrie, and Teja of Lawrenceburg, TN; siblings Doug Ludy of Raleigh, NC, Greg (Cynda) Ludy of Melbourne, FL, Debbie (Allen) Nelson of Rice Lake, WI, Jeanne (Tim) O'Reilly of Rochester, MN, Nancy (Fess) Fessenden of Amherst, WI, and Brian (Wanda) of Sun Prairie, WI and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and his uncle John Ludy of Barron, WI. Lorrel is preceded in death by his parents William "Bill" and Wilma Ludy.
Published by Peninsula Clarion on Dec. 10, 2021.

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