Michael Carl Ludders

April 24, 1983 - May 23, 2021

Memorial Service

Mass of Christian Burial
June 26 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church
2348 Collier Pkwy, Land O Lakes, FL 34639

Memorial
June 26 1:30pm - 6:00pm
Plantation Palms Golf Club
23253 Plantation Palms Blvd., Land O Lakes, FL 34639

Obituary

Michael Carl Ludders beloved son, brother, nephew, cousin, uncle and friend died at home in Wesley Chapel, Florida May 24th, 2021. He died of a heart attack. Mike is survived by his parents Stephen and Dawn, his brother, sister and nephew; John, Saskia and Christian, his aunts Patricia, Mary Katherine, Molly, Jeanne and Pat, his uncles Doug, Carl, Jim, Paul, Patrick, and Robert, his cousins Ryan, Margarette, Laura, Beau, Robert, Daniel, Brian, Leslie, Jay, Edward, Katherine and Benjamin. And many, many dear friends.

He is joyfully reunited with his mother Jane; his grandparents Paul and Marian; and Carl and Eileen, his aunts Ellen and Billie and uncle Jim and his cousin Stewart.

Mike was born in Chicago Il, grew up in Buffalo NY, went to college in Gambier OH and worked in New York City, Seattle WA and Tampa FL.

Mike attended High School at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute and graduated from Keyon College. He was a Paralegal for Paul, Wise Rifkin in New York. He was a Legal analyst for Microsoft and the Legal Assistant to Corporate Counsel at Noble House in Seattle and Controller for TLC Travel Staff in Tampa.

Mike was involved in Rowing, Model UN, Mock trial, Band, many charitable fundraising drives and wrote for the Buffalo News while in High School. He played Ultimate Frisby, was an editor of the Keyon Collegian newspaper, was involved in the Debate club and the Model UN team that won the small college national title held annually at Harvard in his junior year. He was active in his church as a Eucharistic Minister at St, Joe’s in high school. And as a member of the Newman Club and Eucharistic Minister at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic church at Kenyon College.

Mike had a way of making people feel unique and important and was loved by many of the people he touched. He will be dearly missed.

Services will be held on June 26th in Tampa. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Land ‘O lakes FL at 12:30pm; a Memorial Celebration at Plantation Palms Country Club at 1:30 and a reception at Plantation Palms at 3:30pm.

Remembrances

One time in September 2008 Mike was moving from NYC to Seattle by driving across the country When he rolled though Chicago I came down from Madison and we went to a Great Big Sea concert and to Kenyon Lords Football Team's only win of that season at the University of Chicago.  It was pouring rain but we sat next to S. Georgia Nugent which was hilarious. We ended up at sleeping on Jeff Gardner's couch and floor.  It was all a silly good time.

I was saddened to learn of his passing. He was an energetic little boy who was curious about everything. He loved to wear his overalls and play play play. He loved his little brother and called him Dotie. He was friends with my son Eric and I was a friend to his mom Jane. Many fond memories, birthday parties, parks. When they moved east they all were missed. We visited them in New York and went to Niagara Falls. Heaven has a wonderful angel.

Gallery

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Amanda

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Mike & Mick in committee CNMUN

06/25/05 - Kwiek

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KC Article announcing new editor and staff potings

09/09/04 - JPL

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HO! HO! HO!

1990s - Steve

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Stolen from Jenni, Bizzo and Belden at 105a.

Spring 2005 - Kaplow

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Mike with Mara, Stokes and Willow in the Collegian tower

2004/2005 - Willow