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Charles Spurgeon Ludwig

02/24/1942 - 10/28/2017
Service Date: 11/08/2017
Service Time: 2:00-4:00 PM
Service Location: Bunker's University Chapel, 3529 E. University Drive, Mesa, AZ 85213

Charles Spurgeon Ludwig, 75, of Apache Junction passed away October 28, 2017. He was married to the love of his life “BJ” for 35 years.

Chuck was a member of The Craig Hewett Chapter of The International Plastic Modelers Society. He so enjoyed the many years of building his extensive airplane collections. Chuck was an avid fan of the University of Arizona Wildcats. He was also a season ticket holder to the Diamondbacks from day one. Before retirement he spent his days teaching for thirty plus years.

Chuck will always be remembered for his love of history. He embraced the Arizona desert and enjoyed being so close to the Superstition Mountains. Chuck will be remembered fondly for the variety of music he shared and the many adventures he and BJ had throughout their travels.

A celebration of his life will take place on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, at Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 E. University Drive, Mesa, Arizona. 


  • Chuck, You will be missed by everyone. Hope you can find a Model Club in Heaven!

  • Chuck, thanks for befriending me my first day in the club. I will miss your wit and kindness.

  • Mr Ludwig, you put up with so much from us teaching history to us in the 1970s! (My friend and I were always caught passing notes. I remember that look you gave us!) I never forgot you, and never will.

  • Thank you for teaching me the reason why we needed History and Government in school. I can’t say I excelled in it because it wasn’t one of my favorite classes, but any other teacher wouldnt have taken the time to help me, they would have just flunked me. Thank you for caring Mr. Ludwig. I know I’m not the only student you helped along the way either. By the way, I’m the friend Marilyn Carter is talking about with getting caught passing notes!! You truly were one of the best teachers anyone could ever wish for! You will be missed. My condolences Mrs. Ludwig.

  • I met Chuck in January of this year (2017) at the Culvers prior to attending a Craig Hewitt meeting along with Dave Weitzel. I immediately liked Chuck as he made me feel welcome and a part of the organization. Easy to talk to, converstaion flowed with a shared interest in the hobby. I am saddened by his death, but am blessed for the short period of time I knew him. RIP Chuck and sincere condolences to BJ.

  • I truly enjoyed working with Chuck at the Craig Hewitt Chapter of IPMS. Chuck had a great sense of humor and was always enthusiastic about the hobby. He was always a positive fellow and in good spirits. He will be truly missed.

  • Amongst a lot of friends, Chuck was my best friend at the IPMS meetings in Phoenix. He made me feel welcome to the club right away, and we shared our love of history & travel. I included him on my mailing list for “Hal’s Euro Adventure” travel blog, and he always told me how much he loved and appreciated my efforts – that it brought European history so much closer to him. To me, this meant I had succeeded in my efforts, which was very important to me. I am greatly saddened by his passing, and will miss him tremendously.

  • Martin Klinowski

    Chuck was a fantastic Uncle and will be missed. Sorry I did not spend more time with him, but thought of him often.

  • Karolette Peterson

    Thank you for being such a great teacher. It was nice to see you again at the IPMS Nationals. My husband Ray really enjoyed meeting you. He thought you were an interesting guy and a great modeler.
    My condolences to you BJ. He was one of the best teachers I had throughout my academic career and will truly be missed.

    Karolette (Bumpas) Peterson

    PS. You too was one of the best teachers I ever had also!

  • Cy and Lydia Henry

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Betty and family. Cy had so many fond memories being right next door to him at AJHS in Apache Junction. Our older daughters house sat and took care of the many cats and plants for the Ludwig’s and Adam Smith pencils.

  • I have great memories of Mr. Ludwig’s classes in 8th grade and high school. My condolences to Betty and the rest of the family.

  • Vera (McKinney) Ferguson

    As a school secretary, Chuck was one of my favorite teachers. I loved his dry sense of humor and loved working with him. So easy to get along with. He also taught all my children.

  • I was surprised and saddened to hear about his passing. He was a fun teacher in A.J. and always a nice guy to talk to about any subject, good or bad. I know he made a difference in all the students he taught and interacted with over the years. His influence will be felt from his teachings for years to come.

  • Saddened to hear of your loss. Mr. Ludwig was my favorite teacher. You will be dearly missed.

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