Belmont----- Ruth A. Ludins, 80, formerly of 15 Oak Drive, died at Merrimack County Nursing Home, Boscawen, on Saturday, September 27, 2003.
Mrs. Ludins was born January 15, 1923 in Liepaja, Latvia, the daughter of Ernst and Maria (Bens) Dutzmann. When the Soviets started to occupy parts of Latvia in the fall of 1939, she, along with her parents and brother, escaped to Germany where Ruth graduated from high school and then attended medical lab technician training. After World Ward II, she came to the U. S. A. as a displaced person. She trained as a lab technician under Dr. Kevorkian in Detroit and after receiving her certificate as a Histology Technician worked at the Pontiac General Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan. She retired and moved to New Hampshire in 1985 where she had spent many vacations prior to moving to Belmont, NH.
Mrs. Ludins was a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Manchester, NH. For several years, she belonged to a Quilters Guild in Hudson, NH.
Survivors include a brother, Rolf Dutzmann of Belmont. NH; a niece, Marina Dutzmann of Newburyport, MA; two nephews, Rev. Ingo Dutzmann of Taunton, MA and Roland Dutzmann of Franktown, Colorado; five grandnieces and two grandnephews.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at 1:00PM at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 673 Weston Road, Manchester, NH.
Burial will be held at a later date at the Immanuel Christian Memorial Cultural Center, Rochester, Michigan.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 673 Weston Road, Manchester, NH 03103.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.