Mr. Albert N. Ludlow Sr., age 83 of Grant, died Monday, December 24, 2007 at Gerber Memorial Health Services in Fremont. He was born Albert Norman Ludlow in Wilmette, Illinois the son of Myrtle Rose (Bower) and Thomas Francis Ludlow on April 5, 1924. He married Winonna Bessie Workman on June 1, 1945 in Fremont. He was a Supervisor for Teledyne-Continental Motors, Muskegon for 37 years until his retirement in 1988. He was a World War II veteran serving in the US Marine Corps for 4 years.

He is survived by his wife Winonna (Bessie) Ludlow, his children Diana Ludlow, Janet & Howard Chilson, Albert, Jr. & Linda Ludlow all of Grant, Timothy & Dreana Ludlow of Bouse, AZ, grandchildren Tammy & Lavern Fisk, John Ludlow, Thad Ludlow,  Amanda Ludlow,, Mark & Julie Chilson, great-grandchildren Holly & Woodrow Fisk, Carson & Lucas Chilson, Megan Ludlow.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM from the McKinley Newaygo Chapel, on Saturday, December 29, 2007 with officiating. Interment will be in the Hillside Cemetery near Grant. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service. Military honors are under the auspices of the VFW Post #4249 of Newaygo.  Please sign the online guest book at


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Phyllis Thomas(ludlow)
Thursday December 27, 2007

My thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow.

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Deborah Berends
Friday December 28, 2007

Bessie and family: You are in my thoughts and in my prayers. What a joy it was to know Al. His love for his community and country was very evident, pre-empted only by his love for his family. Al knew this land around us and had knowledge we all needed. He was a neighborly neighbor, a value we don't see alot of these days. To put it in Zoning Administrator terms, I would say Al's character was "grandfathered" in. It was my pleasure to have known him.

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Glenn "Can't Hardly Junior"Luther
Tuesday January 08, 2008

So sorry to hear of Al's passing. He was a fine man and a great friend to my Dad and our family. I don't know how we would have made it without his advice on the "Can't Hardly Farm". Please take comfort in the fact that Al made such a positive impact on so many people's lives. He will be sorely missed.

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