Ludovissy, Walter J. 1931-2010
LUDOVISSY, WELTY, ENGLING, VAN HORNE, STRUMBERGER, CUMMER, CONRAD, EHRLICH
Posted By: Barbara Gehlsen Nugent (email)
Date: 1/19/2014 at 09:51:37
The Telegraph Herald, August 14, 2010
Walter J. Ludovissy
NORTH BUENA VISTA, Iowa -- Walter J. Ludovissy, 79, of 607 Snake St., North Buena Vista, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, at the Guttenberg (Iowa) Municipal Hospital.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, North Buena Vista. Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Buena Vista. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main St., where there will be a parish wake service at 2:30 p.m. Friends also may call after 9:30 a.m. Monday at the church.
He was born on April 12, 1931, in Turkey River, son of Joseph and Theresia (Welty) Ludovissy. Walter received his education at local country schools and attended Guttenberg High School. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.
He married Delores "Laurie" Engling on Sept. 6, 1958, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, North Buena Vista.
He worked on the railroad for nine years and then worked at John Deere Dubuque Works for 32 years, retiring in 1987.
Walter was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish and the United Automobile Workers. He was a lifetime member of the AMVETS and American Legion Post 137 and an honorary lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus Council 4148.
Walter enjoyed gambling and visiting Las Vegas, making wine, Happy Hour and his garden, where he grew his giant radishes. He thoroughly enjoyed hunting throughout his lifetime and spending time with family and friends.
Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Delores "Laurie" Ludovissy, of North Buena Vista; a sister, Mary Engling, of North Buena Vista; a brother, Clarence (Madonna) Ludovissy, of Guttenberg; and seven sisters-in-law, Louise Ludovissy, Kathy Ludovissy, Rose Van Horne, Rene Strumberger, LaVerne "Honey" Cummer, Betty Conrad and Janice (Ed) Ehrlich.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Theresia Ludovissy; three brothers, Joe, Francis "Duke" and Celestine Ludovissy; and his father and mother-in-law, Pete and Hulda Engling.
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