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Obituary: Hendrik Ludema

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Hendrik Ludema, 76, died Sun, July 9, 2000 at the home of his daughter in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

He was born September 28, 1923 in Groningen, Netherlands. There he married Dina Kloosterman Feb. 7, 1946. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple in Jan. 1959. They came to America in Oct. 1958. Dina died March 17, 1993, in Ogden, UT.

They are survived by two children: Anna Sellers (John), Colorado Springs, CO, and John Ludema (Corinne, Layton, Utah; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Nathan A. Sellers (died Aug.16 1973) and one great-grandson, Jamie Sellers (died May 1995). Hendrik married Wanda Jane Sloan Christiansen Feb. 4, 1994. She died in May 2000. Her children are: Dennis (Elisabeth), Boyd (Carlene), Steve (Cheryl), and Dave (Shauna).

Hendrik (Dad) had a strong love for the LDS church. He and Mom were called on a regional mission working with the Spanish speaking people. Later they were called to the Ogden Temple as temple missionaries. Dad worked as a optician, and for the LDS. Church. He loved soccer and music. He had a great tenor voice and loved to sing. He showed us all the meaning of love, compassion, generosity and the value of families. Most of all he loved everyone, especially little children. He was a friend to everyone. He touched many lives in many ways that cannot be expressed in just a few short words. We were greatly blessed to have had him for our Dad, Opa, and Grandpa.

Funeral services will be held Wed., July 19, 2000, at the Ogden 35th Ward, 1475 Cahoon (between 23rd and 24th) at 11 a.m. Friends may call Tues., July 18, 2000 between 7-9 p.m. at the Myers Mortuary at 845 Washington Blvd. and at the church Wed. 10-10:45 a.m. Interment in the Ogden City Cemetery.