Paul Rudolf Ladwig






Paul Rudolf Ladwig 9/12/53-7/8/2022, age 68 of Mesa, Arizona quietly passed away Friday, July 8, 2022 with his family by his side following a valiant battle with Carcinoid Cancer and Polycystic Kidney Disease. Per his wishes, no services will be held; however, donations will be welcome in his memory to the PKD Foundation pkdcure.org/give and/or the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation carcinoid.kindful.com.

Paul was born September 12, 1953 in Kenosha Wisconsin to Conrad E. Ladwig and Evelyn V. Ladwig (Wheeler). Paul enjoyed fishing, building bicycles, working on vehicles, attending concerts and family life. Paul retired from the UAW where he had worked for AMC, Renault and Chrysler. After his career with the UAW, Paul began a second career, becoming a welder for Caterpillar, both of which he was very proud of. In 2012 Paul and his family moved from the Illinois/Wisconsin area to Arizona where he fully retired. Residing in Phoenix, Ahwatukee, Chandler, and finally Mesa where he enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren, shooting pool, sightseeing and shopping throughout the state. He found a true passion for building elaborate mechanical 3D wooden models during the last years of his life.

Paul is survived by his wife of 39 years, Barbara A. Ladwig (Schroeder), Daughter, Dawn M. Ladwig, Daughter, Samantha R. Ladwig-Dickey (Tristan). Three Granddaughters, Rebecca L. Rhymer, Maggie F. Rhymer, and Ashlynn B. Nelson. His faithful four-legged companion (Petey Ladwig). Paul was proceeded in death by his parents, Conrad E. Ladwig, Evelyn V. Ladwig (Wheeler), Grandparents, Uncles, Aunts, Cousins.


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