Recently members of the Fredonia Baptist Church gathered for a service of dedication on the front lawn at Temple and Church streets. Dr. Donald Howard, pastor of the church, led the Sunday morning Holy Communion Service of Worship in the chapel, then the congregation processed to the front lawn of the church where he explained through scripture and readings the dedication of the granite bench in memory of the late Harry W. Ludemann.
Ludemann passed away on Jan. 13, 2012. He was active in the church since his wedding to Genevieve on June 23, 1951. The church family anticipates that the bench will be used by the nursery school parents, bridal parties, or concert goers in the park, to sit and rest awhile.
Genevieve presented the bench to the church on behalf of family and community members as a lasting memorial to her husband of 60 years and that it bring glory and praise to God.
Genevieve Ludemann (left) with Dr. Donald Howard at a dedication ceremony for the late Harry W. Ludemann.
The service ended with the singing of a hymn and pastoral benediction.