June 25, 2018

Funeral services for Scott Ludwig, 74 year old long time Story and Sheridan County resident who passed away suddenof natural causes Monday morning in the Big Horn Mountains, will be held on Monday, July 2nd at 2:00 p.m. in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Sheridan with Father Stephen Aaron officiating.  A private family interment will be held at a later date.  Donations in Mr. Ludwig’s memory may be made to the Story Community Fund in care of the Harness Funeral at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.  Online condolences may be made at

Robert Scott Ludwig was born on February 7, 1944 in Laramie, Wyoming to Richard and Ila Ludwig.  He grew up and went to school in Laramie and attended Laramie High School where he served as Student Body President and graduated with the class of 1962.  After high school he attended the University of Wyoming where he was in the Sigma Nu Fraternity and received a Bachelor of Science in Business from the College of Commerce and Industry in 1969.  During his college years the Kappa’s invited the Sigma Nu Fraternity over for dinner where he met Janet Newton. A relationship soon developed, followed by a marriage nine months later, blossoming into a beautiful marriage of 51 years.

In 1967, their first child, Michelle, was born. Two more children, “Rusty” and Ryan, followed. Subsequently, the family moved to Story, Wyoming. In 1985, the family suffered the devastating loss of their daughter, Michelle. Several years later, the family was blessed with the arrival of two more children, Reilly and Ryce.  In 1977 they moved to Story and Scott worked for Equitable Life and Financial Services where he worked until his death.  Scott received numerous awards with Equitable and received advanced certification as a Charter Life Underwriter in 1982 and also ChFC certification.  Mrs. Ludwig passed away in November of 2016 and Scott continued living in Story.

Scott was passionate about being involved with his community.  He was past president of the Sheridan Rotary Club; past president of the Sheridan College Board; past assistant vice president of the High Plains Motocross Association and past president of the Sheridan Hospital Board and their foundation. He was very involved in the Masonic Lodge having received the designation of 33rd Degree Master Mason.  He was also founding member of the Scottish Rite Language Clinic helping children with speech disabilities.  He was a past president of the Story Lions Club.  He was a longtime member of the Sheridan First Interstate Bank Advisory Board and was voted Sheridan Man-Of-The-Year for 1991 for his contributions to the community.

Scott was a dedicated and wonderful father, grandfather, husband and friend who was very involved in family activities and bettered the lives of all he met.  He was a friend to everyone and enjoyed spending time with his family, spending time in the mountains and working in his garage. He will leave a hole in the Sheridan and Story communities that cannot be filled.

He is survived by four sons, Rusty Ludwig J.D. and his wife Kirsi of Big Horn, Wyoming, Dr. Ryan Ludwig and his wife Audrey of Buffalo, Reilly Ludwig of Story, and Ryce Ludwig and his wife Stephanie of Evanston, Wyoming; one brother Richard Ludwig and his wife Donnie of Dallas, Texas; one sister Sandy Burton and her husband C.L. of Centennial, Wyoming; four grandchildren, Logan, Stig, Maddie Ann, Sawyer; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and one daughter.

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