John Lee Ludvigson, 88, of Sterling, passed away on Sept. 20, 2016. He was born on Dec. 8, 1927 in Sterling, to Eric and Jennie Mary Peterson Ludvigson.
John spent his entire life in Sterling and graduated from Manti High School. John married Jennie Vee Jensen on Feb. 8, 1964 in the Manti Temple. She preceded him in death on Sept. 12, 2014.
John was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a Mission in Washington State, served as an ordinance worker in the Manti Temple and spent several years serving in the Sterling Ward. He loved his community and spent two terms as Mayor of Sterling.
John was a farmer at heart and loved his animals. He enjoyed the mountains, where he and his brother Lafe blazed the white cliff trail in 6-Mile canyon.
John is survived by a step daughter, two step grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law, Loraine Nielsen. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and siblings, Lafe Ludvigson and Aleen Larsen.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at noon in the Sterling Ward Chapel, with a viewing prior to services.
Interment was in the Sterling Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com.