Mary K. Ludovissy

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Mary Katherine Ludovissy, 80, of North Buena Vista, passed away at home, on Thursday, May 20, 2021.

Private family funeral services were held conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Burial was in Immaculate Conception Cemetery.

Mary was born Feb. 13, 1941, the daughter of Benjamin and Catherine (Meyer) Breitbach. She attended school in North Buena Vista, sometimes even driving the school bus herself. Mary married Donald Ludovissy on Aug. 8, 1959, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Together they owned and operated Hanks Bar in Buenie for over sixty years. Mary was a hard worker her entire life. She had a big garden, canned most of her produce, butchered chickens, smoked her own fish, made her own homemade mustard, and raised 10 kids.

Mary is survived by her husband of 61 years, Don; children, Alice (Duwane) Phelps of Colesburg, Arlus Keller of Bettendorf, Aggie Lammers (John Houston) of Huntington Beach, Calif., Amy (Robie) Vonderhaar of Guttenberg, Henry Ludovissy and Dan (Kim) Ludovissy, both of North Buena Vista, Harve (Mandy) Ludovissy of Guttenberg, and Donna (Ken) Kuhlman of Colesburg, two daughters-in-law, Cheryl Simon of Dubuque and Karen Ludovissy of Luxemburg; 28 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter; siblings, Shirley Brimeyer of Manchester, and Dave (Mary) Breitbach of North Buena Vista.

She was preceded in death by her sons, Phil and Lyndon; parents; parents-in-law, Henry and Bertha (Hefel) Ludovissy; son-in-law, John Keller; daughter-in-law, Heather Ludovissy; siblings, Ann Marie (Don) Jestel, Doris (Bob) Whelan, James (Mary Lou) Breitbach, Pat (Ruthie) Breitbach; brothers-in-law, Clyde Ludovissy and Harvey Brimeyer.

  Cards, letters and memorials may be sent to Don Ludovissy, 225 Main, North Buena Vista, IA 52066.

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