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Joe F. Ludvik age 82 of Prairie du Chien passed away Monday, April 2, 2018 at the Crossing Rivers Health Care in Prairie du Chien. He was born January 15, 1936 in Prairie du Chien the son of Joseph and Mildred (Eulgem) Ludvik Sr. He married Susan O’Neal on January 29, 1972 in Monona, IA. Joe worked at Service Soft water softening and later owned and operated the Roller Rink in Prairie du Chien. He worked at the Prairie Cabinet Shop and later for Eastman Lumber. Joe had a passion for restoring antique cars and trucks and for many years, did body work and sold used cars and trucks. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sue Ludvik of Prairie du Chien, step daughter Samone (Marse) Villa of Guttenberg, IA, brothers, Richard and Randy (Amy) Ludvik both of Prairie du Chien, sisters, Marie Cox of Lancaster, WI and Bonnie (Butch) Schwarz of Boydtown, WI, grandchildren Lindsey Davis, Kyle and Levi Wilker, Cody Simmons and Macy Jones, great grandchildren, Storm and Asher along with his close cousin Dave (Deb) Walz of Prairie du Chien. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Anna Cooper, his brother Carl and two infant sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. John’s Church of the Holy Family Parish, Rev. James Weighner officiating, with burial in the Calvary Cemetery both in Prairie du Chien. Friends may call on Friday, April 6, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Garrity Funeral Home in Prairie du Chien.