Ludwig Deblack, age 96, of Hibbing, passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at Fairview Range Medical Center.

He was born June 5, 1923, to Rudolph and Agnes (Vesel) Deblack in Chisholm. Ludwig was a 67 year resident of Hibbing. He was a 1940 graduate of Chisholm High School. Shortly after graduation, Ludwig joined the Army Air Core and served during WWII as a B-52 bomber pilot as well as a flight instructor.

Ludwig married his wife, Conchetta Jerulle, in 1952. He worked for Langer Equipment before starting his own company, Advance Industrial Sales, in Hibbing. Ludwig was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and a former member of the St. Leo’s Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Engineers Club, the Elks Club, the Hibbing Flying Club and a former member of the Hibbing VFW. Ludwig had a love of gardening, gems and flying, he always stayed active, even in his later years.

Ludwig is survived by his wife, Conchetta; children, Ronald (Karen) Deblack of Hibbing, Diane (Jake) Nichols of Mt. Iron, Lori (Donovan Landgraff) Deblack of St. Petersburg, Fla.; brother, Jimmy (Dianne) Deblack, Monroe, Wis.; grandchildren, Theodore, Gavin and Troy Nichols, Andrea Sele, Andrew Deblack, Richard and Katie Deblack and Amber Babich; great-grandchildren, Gino Nichols, Piper Deblack and Gordie Sele.

Ludwig was preceded in death by his parents, Rudolf and Agnes; siblings, Victor, Debbie and Mary.

Funeral: Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Hibbing.

Visitation: Will be held one hour prior to the start of Mass at the church.

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