WKEB Obituaries Blog

Christopher Gene Ladwig


Christopher Gene Ladwig, 30, of Park Falls, formerly of Medford, died Friday, February 2, 2024. He is now at home in the arms of his Savior.


A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 17, 2024 at First Baptist Church in Medford with Rev. Tim Becker officiating.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Friday, February 16 at First Baptist Church, and from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated and may go to the Youth Scholarship Fund at Forest Springs Camp & Conference Center (FSCCC) in Westboro, WI.


Christopher was born January 6, 1994 in Fergus Falls, MN to Linda (Kjos) and Daniel Ladwig.  At age 11, his mother remarried and moved with their boys to Abbotsford, WI where Christopher graduated from Abbotsford High School, class of 2012.  While in school, he was active in choir and was on the wrestling team, making it to State his senior year.  He also worked at Hardee’s, and at FSCCC for three summers, where he grew many life-long friendships.


He then attended UW, Platteville where he studied structural engineering for a year.  He moved back to Abbotsford and worked at Holiday for a few years, then Abbyland and finally Phillips Plastics. 


Christopher had a brilliant mechanical mind and from the time he was a small child, loved taking things apart to see how they worked; oftentimes having “leftover/unnecessary” pieces when he reassembled them. He also enjoyed longboarding, biking, working on cars, and singing – he had a beautiful voice. He loved spending time outdoors. Biking, fishing, and camping were some of his favorite pastimes and he often sent beautiful photos of sunrises and his latest catch to his mom long before anyone else was awake. Last year he purchased a 3D printer and was proud of the things he was able to make with it.


He will be sadly missed by his mother and stepfather, Linda and Jay Hoffman of New London; siblings, Ian Ladwig of New London, Renson Hoffman of Granton, Delaney Hoffman of San Diego, CA, Hannah and Lily Hoffman, both of New London; paternal grandparents, Charlie and Karen Ladwig of Elbow Lake, MN; maternal grandmother, Yvonne Kjos of New London; step-grandmother, Onalee Hoffman of Medford; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.


He was preceded in death by his father, Daniel Ladwig in 2022; maternal grandfather, Edwin Kjos; uncle, Mark Kjos; cousin, Darren Whitby; and step-grandfather, Gerald Hoffman.


Hemer-Pickerign Funeral & Cremation Services of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. Please visit www.hemerfuneralservice.com to share condolences online.


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