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PUTZIER, Berdina M. (Ludovissy) 1921-2014


Posted By: Connie L. Ellis (email)
Date: 5/22/2018 at 17:34:06

SOURCE: THE GAZETTE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, ca January 4, 2014, page number unknown
Contributor: Connie Ellis (Not related)

Berdina Mary Putzier, age 92, a resident of THE MEADOWS in Manchester, Iowa died Thursday, January 2, 2014. Funeral services were held on Monday January 6, 2014 at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Strawberry Point, Iowa with Rev. Lin Reichstadter and the Rev.Al Hock officiating. Burial was in Cass Township Cemetery, Strawberry Point, Iowa.

Berdina was born October 17, 1921 in Millville Township near Guttenberg in Clayton County, Iowa to Leo Elzemus Ludovissy (1895-1971) and Eva Viola (Smith) Ludovissy (1898-1984). She graduated from the Guttenberg High School in 1939 and attended Hawkeye Community College and Wartburg College. Berdina was a licensed nursing home administrator and served as assistant director of Bartels Lutheran Home in Waverly, Iowa and director of the New Hampton, Iowa and Allison, Iowa care centers. She married Karl Fredrick Putzier (1919-1994) on December 20, 1939.

Berdina was a loving caregiver for her husband Karl as he moved through the various stages of Alzheimer's disease. She loved her family and spent many hours documenting family history. On July 7, 2001 she was honored on her 85th birthday by the naming of the Berdina Ludovissy Putzier Family History Room at the Strawberry Point Public Library. She authored THE LUDOVISSY FAMILY FROM CLEMENCY, CAPELLEN, LUXEMBOURG TO CLAYTON COUNTY, IOWA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 00-104705) published in 2000. One of the highlights of her life was traveling to Clemency, Luxembourg to meet European cousins and gather genealogical data.

Berdina Mary Putzier is survived by her three daughters: Dr. Maria (John) Peterson of Knoxville, Tennessee, Judith Connelly of Louisville, Kentucky, and Cozette (John) Darby of Moorpark, California; three grandsons Eric (Mary) Vorseth of Louisville, Kentucky, Matthew (Kathleen) Peterson of Oakton, Virginia and John (Jak) Darby of Moorpark, California; five great-grandchildren Chloe and Seth Vorseth of Louisville, Kentucky and Andrew, Daniel, and Thomas Peterson of Oakton, Virginia; and her sister Leanna Stewart of Manchester, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Karl; son-in-law Patrick Connelly; brother Marvin Ludovissy; brothers-in-law Dale Sylvester, Howard Putzier, William Cuneo, and LeRoy Stewart; and sisters-in-law Florence Cuneo and Mildred Corson.


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