Juanita Mae Ludwig

July 12, 1931 ‒ June 29, 2020

Cardington, Ohio

Juanita Mae Ludwig, age 88, of Cardington, died peacefully on Monday, June 29, 2020 at Marion General Hospital with loving family by her side.

Juanita was born July 12, 1931 in Waldo, Ohio to the late Ray and Mary Louise (Scott) McQuistion. She graduated from Mt. Gilead High School, Class of 1950.

Soon after graduation Juanita married Howard E. Ludwig on August 9, 1952. They remained married for 63 years, until Howard’s death in 2015.

Juanita spent most of her time as a homemaker and babysitter, raising many with her nurturing spirit. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

Well known for her sour cream chocolate cake and cream puffs, Juanita was extremely skilled in the art of baking. She also enjoyed sewing in the winter and tending her garden and yard in the summer.

She was a member of the Morrow County Antique Tractor and Equipment Association, The Pretenders Club and was a 4-H Advisor. Juanita had also attended the Stantontown Advent Christion Union Church.

In addition to her husband and parents, Juanita was preceded in death by grandson, Randy Ludwig; son-in-law, Kevin Wakely and brothers, Paul, Donald and Art McQuistion. She is survived by son, Danny Ludwig of Cardington; daughters, Theresa Wakely of Galion, Diane Pennington, Tami (Dave Shilt) Ludwig and Anita (Todd) Ludwig-Quibell all of Cardington; brothers, Dick (Bonnie) and Joe (Mary) McQuistion both of Marion and Gerald (Wilma) McQuistion of Mansfield; sister, Ruth (Walt) Nelson of Mt. Gilead; sisters-in-law, Betty McQuistion of Wadsworth, Laurie McQuistion of Marion; canine companion, Danger; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 5 to 8PM on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury, where Funeral Service will be held at 12 Noon on Friday. Juanita’s nephew, Pastor Ricky McQuistion officiating.   Interment Fulton Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Morrow County, 228 South Street, Mount Gilead, OH 43338 in Juanita’s memory.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Ludwig family. Please share a memory or condolence with the family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • To a beautiful lady. We felt honored to know you. You were a jewel. Nan and Ted Napier

  • My sweet aunt oh how I will miss you. Tell uncle Howard I said hi. Heaven definitely got the sweetest Angel.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Juanita’s passing. She was such a nice person. My condolences and prayers to her family.

  • She was a good lady, she will be missed, by several people.. so sorry to the family members..

  • So sorry for the families loss! She was a very nice lady!Her and Howard can be together again!

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Juanita was such a special lady . I will miss our lunches and her friendship. R.I.P. dear friend.

  • Rest in peace Juanita, a classmate and friend for many years. You will be missed. Always had a smile

  • Juanita was such a special lady! She loved it when Howard would say ” let’s go” and they would go on an adventure. Barb and I looked forward to our lunch dates with Juanita. She was a very hard working lady. She loved taking care of her animals. Juanita was honored to be a flower girl in a recent wedding. Juanita was so excited when a new baby was born in the family. Juanita was so concerned when one of her family was sick or having a difficult time. Juanita was so proud of her family and loved each of you very much. I am blessed to call Juanita my friend.

  • Sorry for your loss. Juanita was a great women. Baby set my children. And told their aunt that they like her best. Made my wife’s wedding dress and was the best at baking cakes, cookies, pies just a down right good cook. Kind and loving mother and friend. Always a joy to see her. And had the morning sunshine in her smile.