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Susan (Lay) Ludwig Pretsch

Susan (Lay) Ludwig Pretsch, 78, died Nov. 23, 2008. 
She and her first husband, Tom Ludwig raised their four children in Holly, Mich. where she worked in the school system for several years. She was remarried in 1990 to Ernest Pretsch. They lived in Payson for several years. After the death of Ernie Pretsch, she returned to Michigan six years ago.
While in Payson, Mrs. Pretsch was active in Mogollon Health Alliance. She enjoyed the culture and climate, meeting new people, and traveling. At the age of 60, she earned her pilot’s license.
Surviving are her four children, Lee Cote, Jim Ludwig and his wife Carol, Scott Ludwig, and Sarah List and her husband Don; six grandchildren, Tom, Jennifer, Scott, Kevin, Liz and Emily, and one great-grandchild, Analeisea.
The funeral Mass was held Nov. 29 at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Holly, Mich., with burial at Lakeside Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Red Cloud Indian School ( or to Mothers Against Drunk Driving/ M.A.D.D @