Kathleen “Kathy” Ann Ludwig, 61, of Alpena, went home to meet her Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, after a brief illness.

Kathy was born March 16, 1953, to the late Clair and Nora Ann (Dunn) Billgren. Kathy attended Oxford Community schools and graduated in 1971; she worked 37 years for Quest Diagnostics. Kathy enjoyed gardening, reading, laughing, and spending time with family and friends. She was a sportswoman and loved singing karaoke and playing bingo.

Surviving are her fiance, Orval “Buddy” Marquardt; daughters, Stacey (Brian) Kesler, Amanda (Joey) Ludwig; one granddaughter, Samantha (Kenton Hunter) Kesler; sister, Cheryl Sherman; brother, Dan Billgren; sister-in-law, Jackie Billgren; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her brother, Michael Billgren; great-grandson, Preston Hunter; and brother-in-law, Gerry Sherman.

Memorial visitation will be held at the Bannan Funeral Home on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, from 12 noon until the memorial service at 2 p.m. Kathy was greatly loved and will be missed by many.

Memorials: Family of Kathleen, Hospice of Michigan, and Friends Together.