In loving memory of

Julie Schlink Ludwig
October 17, 1966 - January 10, 2022

A Live Stream of Julie's funeral will be available at the following link.

Julie Schlink Ludwig, 55, of St. Charles died Monday, January 10, 2022, in St. Charles. Julie was born October 17, 1966, in Rochester to Jacob and Alice (Fratzke) Schlink. She was raised on a farm near Rollingstone. Julie graduated from Winona Senior High in 1985, where she enjoyed playing clarinet in the band. Following high school, Julie enlisted in the United States Army, and was stationed in South Korea. Julie and Jim Ludwig were married August 1, 1998. They made their home in St. Charles, where she has worked at the St. Charles Public Library for more than 20 years.
Julie enjoyed crocheting and going to craft fairs to sell what she made. She and Jim enjoyed camping at Whippoorwill Campground, as well as camping in state parks, four wheeling and fishing. Julie belonged to the Eyota American Legion and St. Charles Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, having served in several district positions for the American Legion.
Survivors include three children, Jonathon Eckoldt of Rochester, Sean Eckoldt of Faribault, and Amber (Joey) Sengthongphet of Lewiston, three grandchildren, Lyah, Bella and Enzo, her mother Alice Schlink of Bethany and two sisters, Rose (Jim) Kauten of Utica and Karen Schlink of Bethany. Julie was preceded in death by her husband, Jim, on March 6, 2021, and by her dad, Jacob Schlink.
Services to remember Julie will be 11 a.m. Friday, January 14, 2022, at Hoff Funeral Service in St. Charles, led by funeral celebrant Jodi Heim. A visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday and 10 - 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.


Lisa Jefferies wrote on Jan 24, 2022:

"I met Julie from going to the library. She was patient, kind, funny, and a friend. She will be missed. My condolences to her family and coworkers."

Kate E Burt wrote on Jan 16, 2022:

"Rosie and Karen and family- so sorry for the loss of your sister. Sending you both hugs-"

Bridget Zillmer wrote on Jan 14, 2022:

"My condolences to the family. Fb brought us together again as we grew up together in Rollingstone. Hi to Alice who was like a second mom to me. And my sympathies to all family. Bridget (Holland) Zillmer"

Rick Pollema wrote on Jan 14, 2022:

"I got to know Julie while i lived in St Charles. Julie was very helpful in helping others find a book or info or if ya needed copies made... She would greet you with your name. I\'ll miss you my friend. "

Cindy Moger wrote on Jan 14, 2022:

"so sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of working with Julie she will greatly be missed. My heart and prayers go out to the family. Cindy Moger"

kerry graves wrote on Jan 14, 2022:

"My family enjoyed visiting Julie at the library. My daughter loved giving her a hard time and Julie would give it back to her She was a very talented person with all the crafts so did She loved reading to the children Our Sympathy for her family "

Tricia Ann Parrish wrote on Jan 13, 2022:

"Rosie, Karen, Ma Schlink and Julies family. My sincerest condolences on the loss of Julie. I have known her since we were little ones growing up in Rollingstone. I will miss her telling me to \"behave\". May you find peace in the fact that she is with Jim again and you now have an amazing Guardian Angel. Love to you all"

SHARON LOGAN wrote on Jan 13, 2022:

"I only knew Julie for a very short time, but in that time I saw a lady that had a beautiful soul. My sympathies to the family. I know she will be missed by many."

Amy Mansicka wrote on Jan 13, 2022:

"Amber, I remember when Julie came to your dad. She was his angel at a difficult time in his life....... and now she is yours. Take comfort in knowing they are ALL together again and you will meet again someday. My deepest condolences! Amy Mansicka"

Ava Kock wrote on Jan 12, 2022:

"My dear friend Julie, my heart is breaking finding out you are gone. We had nicknames for each other. Your?s was Psycho, and mine crazy. It was our old school humor we?d throw at each other. We are part of the old gang that worked for the city,and when you(Army), would be joined by our Marine buddy, and throw in our other buddy of Navy stock, I would chuckle at the humor you guys would throw at each other! You were a tough warrior, Julie, and I am going to really miss you. Am hurting with your family, and want them to know you were the best. My heartfelt condolences. "

Linda Weideman Ressie wrote on Jan 12, 2022:

"I have known Juile for 40 year since high school. I will miss her much. She was a good friend"

Linda Ferguson wrote on Jan 12, 2022:

"I always enjoyed visiting with Julie when I visited the library. And enjoyed seeing what she was working on. She was so talented. Sympathy to her family & many friends."

Deb Mielke wrote on Jan 12, 2022:

"I only knew Julie through library visits, and she was always positive and friendly. Very kind and caring. I will miss her and offer my sympathy to her family and friends. "

Sammie Mueller wrote on Jan 12, 2022:

"Julie was an angel sent from above. She was like a second mom to me. I don?t know what my family would have done without her, she?s not only my dads best friend but she was most definitely one of mine. She will forever be in my heart. Julie was a woman I hope to be one day. "

Bill Eckles wrote on Jan 12, 2022:

"May you all find kindness to warm you, sympathy to comfort you, and cherished memories to bring peace to your hearts. I am sorry for your loss."

Pam Beirne wrote on Jan 12, 2022:

"I would like to thank her for her service to our country and to the library. Hugs and prayers to the family. "

Joyce Meyers wrote on Jan 12, 2022:

"Julie, I am so sorry this happened, I guess Jim needed someone to show him the way, you were so good babysitting my kids, they both behaved when you were around! You were always upbeat and always fun to be around. Rest easy now. My condolences to you guys, Karen, Alice and Rosy, and the rest of the family. You are in my prayers. Joyce Meyers and family"

Janell Dahl wrote on Jan 11, 2022:

"Jules my friend, I cannot believe this happened. I am in shock and so very sad to lose you. Our friendship has meant a lot to me over these many years as co-workers. I don\'t have words to express my grief of losing such a friend as you. Sometimes things happen and there is just no explanation for what it is and this is one of those times. Thank you for your laughter, your support, your comfort and for the memory of your hair starting on fire up at Crystal\'s house that night we were all up there celebrating. You are truly an amazing person with a heart of gold and I will miss you so much. I hope you fly high my friend, you deserve it. To all of your family, I am so sorry for your loss. Jules was one of a kind. RIP my friend. Some day we will share some more good times and laughter. I love you my friend. Janell Dahl"