Marilyn J. Ludeker, 77

Marilyn Jane Ludeker, age 77, of Farmer, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly in her sleep at home Friday morning, June 7, 2024, just one month to the day after her elder sister, Rose Marie, passed.

The daughter of Delmar William and Marian “Maxine” (Keller) Ludeker, Marilyn was born Oct 13, 1946, in Hicksville, Ohio.
Marilyn was a 1964 graduate of Fairview High School, Sherwood, Ohio. She received an Associates Degree in Business Administration from The International College in Fort Wayne, IN in 1965. Marilyn had also earned Diplomas in Hotel/Motel Executive Training, Master Travel Program, Motel Management Training, Personal Computer Specialist, Photography and Certificates in VIM/NET Accounting, VIM Payroll and VIM/Net System Management.

Marilyn was employed for many years as a book keeper for Stan Pepple Motors in Bryan, OH. In 1991, she moved to Tennessee with her niece, Christine, where she became Dean Winegardner’s first employee in a book warehouse business where she was eventually in charge of opening up new discount bookstores across the country, which she enjoyed. Marilyn eventually moved back to Ohio to care for her mother and finished out her career working at Bryan Truck Lines outside of Montpelier, OH.

Marilyn was a very hard working and giving daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend who loved spending time with family, doing for others, listening to Southern Gospel music, traveling, reading, photography and watching the wild birds, deer and rabbits in the yard around the house.
Survivors include three sisters-in-law, SusAnn Ludeker, Madeline Ludeker and Kay Ludeker; special cousins,  nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Marilyn was preceded in death by all her siblings, including sisters, Rose Marie (Ludeker) Gile, Margaret “Midge” Rae Ludeker, and brothers, Donald William Ludeker, David Leroy Ludeker, John Franklin Ludeker, and infant brother, James Darwin Ludeker.
A graveside service for both Marilyn Jane Ludeker and Rose Marie (Ludeker) Gile and interment at the Farmer Cemetery will occur on Saturday,  July, 20th at 11:00 am with a luncheon to follow at the Farmer Legion Hall next to the Farmer Union Church.

Memorial contributions may be directed in honor of Marilyn’s name to the Hearts & Hands Ministry of Farmer Union Church, or towards the purchase of wild bird houses or feeders to be placed around Farmer and Farmer Cemetery or any other charity of your choice.

Krill Funeral Home, 860 W. Mulberry St., Bryan, has been entrusted with her care and condolences may be shared with the family at the link on their website at or mailed to The Ludeker Family, c/o Christine M. Barnett, 4214 Farmer Mark Road, Bryan, OH, 43506.

Service Schedule

Upcoming Services

Graveside Service

Saturday, July 20, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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