Ralph Frederick LUDEMAN

19/03/1944 – 09/12/2021

Dearly loved husband of Wendy.

Loving father of Dallas & Penny, loved and respected father-in-law of Virginia & Glenn.

Adored Pa of Bridget, Eilish, Derry & Sorcha.

My husband, my love, my best friend. Always so gentle, caring and kind. Forever in my heart.
– Wendy

Ralphie, you were the greatest mate, Dad & Pa! Nothing was ever to much trouble and we’ll miss you terribly.
– Love always, Dallas, Virginia, Bridget & Eilish

Dad & Pa, we are devastated and cannot imagine life without you. We will dream of you every night and miss you every day!
– Love Penny, Glenn, Derry & Sorcha


Funeral Notice

ServiceDecember 15, 2021 - 12:00 pmGrafton Road Warrnambool , VIC Venue: Matilda Room Warrnambool Racing Club

Family and friends of RALPH are invited to attend a Thanksgiving Service to celebrate his life. The service will be held at the Matilda Room, Warrnambool Race Course and Function Centre, Grafton Road, Warrnambool on WEDNESDAY (December 15) commencing at 12 Noon. A private burial will take place prior to the Thanksgiving Service QR check-in and full vaccination is essential to attend


  1. Dear Wendy, Dallas, Penny and families. Very sad news to hear about the sudden passing of my dear cousin Ralph.
    Many wonderful memories of travelling to Bendigo on the train from Essendon by myself as a young girl and staying on the farm with you and the family at Kamarooka and later sharing many happy holidays and times together!
    Love Judy
    Andrew, Rob, Bruce and Chisholm Family

    Judy Chisholm and Andrew Chisholm December 17, 2021
  2. Wendy,Dallas and Penny.
    Only just heard ( from Michael Foley) of the passing of Ralph
    my school buddy. My sincere condolences to you all.Often spent school holidays at Kamarooka and Port Fairy festival and at your farm where we caught up.

    NEVILLE KITCHEN December 16, 2021
  3. Dear Dallas Gin Bridget and Eilish we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Ralph. Such a true gentleman. Condolences also to Wendy Penny and family.
    Peter & Lyn McElgunn xx

    Peter McElgunn December 15, 2021
  4. To Wendy and family, sad to hear the news of Ralph’s passing. Thinking of you, fondest regards Wendy. Barb and Rod Maher.

    Barbara maher December 14, 2021
  5. Dear Wendy & Family,
    May a garden full of love & beautiful memories surround you.
    My deepest sympathies & dearest
    Love to you all.

    Marrionne Osborne December 14, 2021
  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Wendy and family at this sad time. Deepest sympathies from Dedy and Dianne Friebe.

    Dedy Friebe December 14, 2021
  7. Very sad news to hear about our friend and neighbour Ralph.Ralph you always had a smile on your face and always had time for a chat , you would do anything for everyone, we will miss seeing you riding your bike up Wollaston road.
    Ralph you gave me my first pumpkin seedling from your garden and was the start of my interest in growing veggies, thank you Ralph , lots of love to Wendy, Penny, Dallas and families

    Alison Ridley December 13, 2021
  8. Thinking of Dallas, Virginia, Bridget, Eilish, Wendy, Penny, Glenn, Derry and Sorcha on the passing of Ralph.

    Gene, Kirsty, Liam and Ryan

    Gene Youl December 12, 2021
  9. Sending condolences to Wendy, Penny, Glenn, Dallas, Virginia, Bridget, Eilish, Derry & Sorcha on the passing of dear Ralph. Stuart, Gina & Luke

    Gina Mills December 12, 2021
  10. Ralphy we will miss your smile and happy and welcoming disposition.
    You were one of natures true gentlemen.
    Your family loved you dearly and you will be very sadly missed.
    Our love and thoughts are with Wendy: Dal, Gin, Bridget & Eilish : Penny, Glenn, Derry & Sorcha.

    Rest easy Ralph.

    Meryl & Dan Lenehan xx

    Meryl Lenehan December 12, 2021
  11. Deepest sympathy to Wendy Penny and Dalias on the passing of Ralph. Lovely memories of past times.

    Helen Jordan December 12, 2021
  12. 1. Sad news to hear about the sudden loss of a special cousin. Great memories of those early days with you Ralph, at the Kamarooka farm – yabbying, rabbiting, swimming in the dams and those rotten egg fights against your big brother, Ken. It was a great education for a young city slicker. Those memorable days educated me to love the bush. Condolences to Wendy, Dallas, Penny and families.

    Brian and Carole Driscoll December 11, 2021
  13. To darling Wendy, Dallas, Penny & Families

    Our dearest love & sympathy

    Ralphy you were family to us,
    so many cherished memories
    are ours to hold close to our hearts.

    “Simply the Best, Better than all the Rest” as the song goes – everyone’s beautiful friend.

    Love you beautiful Man

    Ivan, Jan, Chris & Kate Grose
    Nicole & Lenny Russo

    Jan & Ivan Grose December 11, 2021