Joann "Jo" Mae Ludwig, 73, of La Porte, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2023 at VNA Hospice Center, Valparaiso.
Jo was born on April 5, 1949 in Michigan City, IN, to Herman Karl and Winnifred May (Knight) Wordelman.
On February 14, 1970 in Michigan City, IN, she married Peter Ludwig, who preceded her in death. Surviving are her beloved children, Lisa J. Tarnow and Peter D. Ludwig, both of La Porte and 4 grandsons, Justin S. King, Daniel J. Tarnow, Dwight D. Tarnow, and Paul A. Ludwig, all of La Porte.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and daughter, Tammi Lynn Alt.
Jo worked as a paraprofessional for 26 years at Michigan City Area Schools, where she enjoyed working with children. She retired in 2013. Jo was a member of Great Faith Baptist Church, Merry Moderns Extension Club and the Springfield Homette Extension Club. She loved animals, reading and collecting mice figurines.
Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 16, 2023 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Pastor Paul Richardson officiating. Inurnment will follow at Pine Lake Cemetery.
A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Great Faith Baptist Church, 7287 W. Johnson Road, Michigan City, IN 46360.
Condolences may be shared with the family on www.cutlercares.com.