We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home
Kenneth "Ludie" Ludeman, 67, of Roanoke, passed away on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, in Rockford, IL.
He was born on October 22, 1954, in Peoria, IL to Kenneth E. and Renetta Biszak Ludeman.
Surviving is one brother, Steven (Mary) Ludeman; three sisters, Kathryn Ludeman; Emma Ludeman; and Julia Ludeman; five nieces and nephews, Jeff Fisher; Christina (Darren) Jenkins; Angela (Josh) Robb; and Magi Wiggins Ludeman; Christopher Cotton Ludeman; four great nieces and nephews; and two great great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Hazel Ludeman.
Ken was a lifelong truck driver. He enjoyed spending his spare time with friends at their private lake south of Secor, working on his truck, and helping farmers in the area. He was a volunteer fire fighter serving on the Roanoke Fire Department. He was also known for his kind deeds of plowing snow out of people’s drives after large snowstorms.
Funeral services will be held at 3pm on Sunday, December 19, 2021, at Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke. Rev. Bruce Scarbeary will officiate. Visitation will be held from 2-3 prior to the services at the funeral home. Covid-19 mask protocol will be requested for all attending. Per his wishes, cremation rites will follow the services and private inurnment services will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Roanoke Fire Department or to the Roanoke Food Pantry. Online condolences and tributes may be sent to the family at knappjohnsonharris.com.