Violet Irene Ladwig, age 85, of Plymouth went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 in the Woodland Village at the Rocky Knoll Health Care Center.

She was born in Sheboygan on Feb. 28, 1925, daughter of the late Daniel and Lydia (Litz) Weiss.

She attended Sheboygan grade schools and graduated from Central High School in 1943.

She married Wesley E. Ladwig on April 21, 1947, in Goshen, Ind. The couple made their home in the Plymouth area all their married lives. He preceded her in death on July 9, 2000.

Violet was a member of Salem United Church Christ in Plymouth, the Tuesday Women’s Golf League at Quit Qui Oc Golf Course, the Quit Qui Oc Women’s Club, a member of the Wednesday Night League at Sir Lanserlot Golf Course, the Women’s Civic Society of Plymouth, the Plymouth VFW Auxiliary Post 5612, and the Sheboygan County Tavern League.

Through her working career she and her husband Wes owned and operated several establishments throughout Sheboygan County and she worked for many years at the lunch counter at Adams Rexall Drugs.

She is survived by three children, Wesley E. (Cheryl) Ladwig Jr. of South Beliot, Ill., Nancy Schroeder of Ravensdale, Wash., and Debi (Joe) Lisowe of Plymouth; seven grandchildren, Nathaniel (Jessica) Ladwig, Anna (Randy) Toye, Michael (Wendy) Schroeder, Jeremy (Kimberly) Schroeder, Benjamin (Robin) Lisowe, Ryan (Carmen) Lisowe, and Joey (fiancé Kim Eickert) Lisowe; 17 greatgrandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Olga Weiss and Judith Ladwig. She is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Daniel Weiss and Henry and Lydia Nuss; her husband; an infant son; a son-in-law, William Schroeder; two sisters, Edna Rosenthal and Leone Click; two brothers, Herbert Weiss and Eugene Weiss.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, Oct. 24, at Salem United Church of Christ in Plymouth with the Rev. James Hoppert, officiating. Burial followed in the Plymouth Woodlawn Cemetery. Schneider Funeral Home and Life Tributes of Plymouth is serving the family.

A memorial fund has been established in the name of Violet Ladwig.

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The family would like to thank Dr. Kumar, the doctors, nurses, and staff of the Vince Lombardi Cancer Center, Woodland Village, and the Sharon S. Richardson Hospice, for the wonderful care and concern they have shown Violet and her family.

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