Kris Loren Ludwigson, 59, passed away peacefully in Portage WI on May 1, 2021, following a long battle with kidney disease. He was born on September 12, 1961, the son of Patrick and Joan Ludwigson.
Kris was a tool and die maker by trade until he was diagnosed with kidney disease which ultimately led to a kidney transplant and need for dialysis. Kris was quite the storyteller, always having something to talk about. He loved talking about his Harley and his many adventures. Every day he would go through his list of siblings’ phone numbers and talk endlessly to whomever was available. He really enjoyed watching NASCAR, Wisconsin Badgers, and the Packers!!
Kris is survived by his four children: Eric (Jessica), Kara, Lora and Luke (Brittany). He is also survived by eight grandchildren. Kris is also survived by seven siblings. His five sisters; Valerie Porreca (Post Falls, ID), SuAnn (Randy) Hayter (Davenport IA), Marina Ludwigson (Orchard, IA), Kari Colvin (Grand Marsh, WI), and Lori Strande (Montello, WI). His two brothers; John (Cindi) Ludwigson (Winter, WI) and Tom (Sandy) Ludwigson (Coon Valley, WI), and many nieces and nephews.
Kris was preceded in death by his parents Patrick and Joan Ludwigson; grandson: Brently Ludwigson, and nephews Patrick Colvin and Adam Ludwigson.
Underneath Kris’s tough, hard exterior he was a nice, sweet man who will be missed dearly. Kris elected to donate his body to the UW Hospital and University upon death. Interment will be at a later date. Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer assisting the family, olsonfuneralhomebloomer.com
There will be a celebration of Kris's life July 10, 2021, from 1pm to 4pm at Moose Lodge, 1890 9th Ave., Bloomer, WI 54724.