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Ludwig “Lud” Rettedal was born on May 1, 1924 to Olaf and Dagmar (Eriksen) Rettedal in Minneapolis, MN. He attended school in Clarkfield, MN. In 1943, he joined the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific during World War II. After his honorable discharge, he settled in Madison, SD. On July 14, 1947, Lud was united in marriage to Donna Haley. In 1955, they moved to Winner, SD for a time before making their home in Scotland in 1959. Together they owned and operated the Scotland Bootery.
Lud was an avid golfer and was instrumental in starting golf courses in Winner and Scotland. He later became the greenskeeper at the Scotland Golf Course. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Scotland and the Gideons International. In his years in Scotland, Lud was also a member of the Scotland American Legion Post #155, Scotland Rotary, and on the Landmann-Jungman Memorial Hospital Board of Directors for over 20 years.
Lud passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Landmann-Jungman Memorial Hospital Avera In Scotland having attained the age of 92 years.
Lud’s memory will be cherished by his five sons: Alan Rettedal of Reykjavik, Iceland, Dean (Karen) Rettedal of Scotland, Lee (Sharon) Rettedal of Tulsa, OK, Kerry (Debbie) Rettedal of Aurora, CO, and Reed (Lisa) Rettedal of Loveland, CO; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters: Sylvia Kindschy and Dagmar Oldfield; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Donna, his parents, and brothers: Ole Rettedal and Cecil Rettedal.
To the Lud Rettedal Family Our condolence to Lud's Family. Lud will always have a special place in my heart as I shopped and visited with Lud when we came home on vacations thru all the years. May your wonderful memories of your Dad fill your hearts as you remember him and honor him for his life well lived. May God Bless You All Elaine & Pat Soukup
Pat & Elaine Soukup Feb 24 2017 10:17 PM
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. I have know Lud and Donna my whole life and they were truly beautiful people inside and out. I take comfort in knowing they are now together again and with my grandma Betty.
Matt and Bobbie Schelske Feb 24 2017 5:29 PM
Our deepest sympathy. Lud was a good Christian and a good businessman. He always treated people fairly and was a friend to all who knew him. . He sold shoes to 3 generations of our family. He will be missed. Frank & Joanie Kloucek and Family
Frank Kloucek Feb 24 2017 4:30 PM
Condolences, Dean and Karen, I will be with you in spirit at the funeral. Will put his name in our obiturary Book of Life and keep him in prayers at the monastery. Prayers, also, for those left behind. Blessings!
S. Ann Kessler Feb 23 2017 7:15 PM
Sorry for your loss , Lud was a great Guy We enjoyed the many rounds of golf with him. I still have a pair of shoes he sold me. He had a great life and family.
Forrest and Barb Conrad Feb 23 2017 4:37 AM
Dean, Karen & Family; Our deepest sympathies to you all. Lud represented another one of Brokaw's Greatest Generation! I know that you have many fond memories that you will keep in your heart & mind forever. Your Dad / Grandpa was very proud of his family . . . In our thoughts & prayers.
Mike & Sue Taplett Feb 22 2017 3:12 AM
We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers go out to the entire family. Jerkes
Ted & Heidi Jerke Feb 21 2017 4:26 PM
I have such found memories of spending so much time at Lud and Donna's home when I was a teenager. What a wonderful family. Although many years have passed I was sad to read of Lud's passing but also blessed to have known him, he truly touched many and is now home with Jesus. My sympathies to the entire family but especially to Lee and Kerry who I remember as dear friends.
Kathy (Lund) Johannsen Feb 21 2017 1:58 PM
Sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with your family. Our sympathy to your family.
Larry and Karen Stewart Feb 21 2017 2:12 AM
Our sympathy goes out to your entire family! I have many fond memories of Lud in the bootery and on the golf course. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! God Bless!
Tim and Sue Asche Feb 20 2017 11:53 PM