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Dell Grant Ludwig

Died: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018


6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Fri., Dec. 07, 2018
Location: Colonial Funeral Home

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Dec. 08, 2018
Location: LDS Gwen Drive Church Building

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Dec. 08, 2018
Location: LDS Gwen Drive Church Building

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Dell Grant Ludwig, 77, passed away November 27, 2018 at home from complications due to Parkinsons. He was born on March 7, 1941 to Margaret and Leo Welker in St. Anthony, Idaho.

When he was three, he was adopted by his new stepfather O.C. Ludwig, Jr. He was raised in San Diego and graduated from Crawford High School in 1959. He was active in basketball, baseball, and track. He also enjoyed spending time with all of his nieces and nephews.

As a young man he served a 2 1/2-year mission to Brazil from 1960-1963. While there he was able to work the Pan-American games as a translator. Upon returning, he attended BYU and graduated in 1967. After graduation, a friend talked him into moving to Detroit where he met his wife Sandra Hilden. They were married in the Logan Temple in 1969. While living in Michigan, their first child, Jason, was born. Shortly after, they moved to Ohio where a second son was born, Darik. In 1973, they moved to Pocatello, Idaho to be closer to family.  Here, two more sons were born, Brandon and Kevin, and then their only daughter, Janella.

Dell worked for Sears, School District #25, and retired after 22 years at the post office. He loved photography, scrapbooking, drawing, ballroom dancing, collecting baseball cards, fantasy baseball leagues, and genealogy.

He was preceded in death by his parents Margaret and OC, Leo Welker; brothers, Leon Jenks (Elva), Erwin Jenks (Joanne), Ray Jenks (Joyce-living), Bill Jenks (Marlene-living), and Gary Jenks (Joyce-living).    

He is survived by his wife Sandra; and his five children and their families, Jason (Bethany), Eagle, ID, Darik (Candace), Boise, ID, Brandon, Pocatello, Kevin, Pleasantville, UT, and Janella Chapman, Pocatello; along with many nieces and nephews.

Thanks to One Source Home Health and Hospice for the loving care.

A viewing will be held on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 6-7:30 pm at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello, ID.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11 am at the LDS Church, 1433 Gwen Dr. Pocatello, ID, with a viewing for one hour prior. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, 1520 S. 5th Ave. Pocatello, ID.



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Fred N
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
To the Family,
I want to express how sorry to read about your loss. Losing a family member can be very painful. When I lost my father, I found comfort in what the Bible teaches.
I fully believe, as the Bible teaches, that God will restore paradisaic conditions to our earth and that he yearns to bring back to life on earth those who have died—including our family members. (Job 14:14, 15; John 5:28, 29)
We can look forward to the day when we will hold and embrace them again. Every time we hear the word “paradise,” that hope warms our hearts! In the meantime, we can take comfort in the fact that they are in God’s memory.
I hope the same thoughts may bring your family comfort in dealing with your loss.

Jon Genier
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
My deepest sympathies to your family. May the hope expressed at Job 14:13-15 give you some comfort for your great loss.

Rose M
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
I extend my deepest sympathies to the family.  When a family member dies, our pain and grief can be unbearable. May the God of all comfort (2 Cor. 1:3, 4) give the family the strength and comfort in this time of need. God promises that death will be no more (Rev 21:4). As we wait on that promise to be fulfilled,  may the God of comfort give you the strength to endure.

Sam and Marilyn Morrison
   Posted Fri December 07, 2018
Sandy, and family, Marilyn and I want to express our deep sympathy in the loss of Del. We loved him and his enthusiastic response to so many things. His enthusiasm brought life to us all. He and I served together in Brazil and attended classes together at BYU. I remember him wearing a beautiful coat that first winter which was probably made of Alpaca or Llama which I think he purchased in Peru on his way home from his mission. He wore it proudly as he also wore his devotion to so many things including Brazil.
We loved him and loved so many things that he did. Out love to you. Sam & Marilyn Morrison, Sandy, Utah

Michael and Linda Smith
   Posted Sat December 08, 2018
Dear Sandy, We are sorry to hear of Dell's struggle with Parkinson's. We pray that you and your children will be comforted. We wish you well. Love, Mike and Linda Smith.

Tracy D
   Posted Tue December 11, 2018
Dearest sandy, I’m very sorry for the loss of your deloved dell , many prayers and thoughts , to you and your loving family . May The lord comfort you all in this time of sorrow .

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