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Karen Ludwig, 70 - February 25, 2009


Karen (Aden) Mannon Ludwig, 70, of Gothenburg died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Services were held on Saturday, Feb. 21, at the American Lutheran Church of Gothenburg with the Rev. Matthew Groenke officiating. Burial took place at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Ludwig was born Jan. 28, 1939, to Arthur and Hannah Aden at Gothenburg. She attended schools at Gothenburg and graduated from Gothenburg High School. She was baptized at Christ Lutheran Church.
She was united in marriage to Carroll F. Mannon on Oct. 14, 1956. To this union, three children were born.
Ludwig was most recently residing at Gothenburg, and had lived in North Platte and Lincoln.
She was a member of the American Lutheran Church, the American Legion Auxiliary and a past member of the Eastern Star.
Ludwig enjoyed spending time at the lake, gardening, sewing and quilting as well as spending time with family, friends and her grandchildren, according to family members.
?She was preceded in death by: her husband, Carroll Mannon; her parents, Art and Hannah; sister-in-law, Maxine Shively; brother-in-law, Kenneth Bauman.
?Survivors include: her daughter, Deb Gokie; two sons—Troy (Yvette) Mannon and Todd (fiancée, Pam Hongsermeier) Mannon; special friend and companion, Kelly Dorscher; three brothers—Keith (Carol) Aden, Roger (Shirley) Aden and Rodney (Arlene) Aden; four grandchildren—Kristin (Brad) Seier, Justin Gokie, Mercedes Mannon and Matthew Mannon.
Memorials are suggested to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blase strauser.com.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg.

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