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Rosanna Ludwig 1951-2014

January 16, 2014
Emmetsburg News

ALGONA -- Funeral Mass for Rosanna Ludwig will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Algona, with Father Edward Girres officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. with a vigil service at 7 p.m. at Oakcrest Funeral Services, Algona.

Rosanna Marie Ludwig was born Oct. 29, 1951, in Emmetsburg, the daughter of Francis and Loretta (Williams) Smith. She grew up and attended school in Ayrshire and in 1969 graduated from the Ayrshire High School. Rosanna continued her schooling at Iowa Lakes Community College. After her schooling she began working at the Iowa State Bank in Algona.

On Sept. 14, 1985, Rosanna was united in marriage to David Lee Ludwig at Call State Park in Algona. After their marriage they lived in Algona. She worked at the Security State Bank before going to work at Murphy-Brown for the last 18 years.

Rosanna was very family oriented and spending time with them was very important to her. She also enjoyed antiques, crafts, painting, reading, restoring her home, playing softball and golf and she was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan.

Rosanna, 62, died Monday, January 13, 2014, at her home in Algona, surrounded by her family.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband, David "Kyke" Ludwig of Algona; son, Jason St. John of Columbus, GA; step-son, Clint (Tasha) Ludwig of Algona; step-daughter, Cara (Keith) Butler of Concord, CA; grandchildren, Taylor St. John, Ashley Reding, Tehya Ludwig, Ella Ludwig, Ethan Butler and Brody Butler; siblings, Larry (Laurel) Smith of Ashland, MO; Deb (Greg) Steenblock of Fayetteville, NC; Mary Osborne of Muscatine; Angie (Keith) Frideres of Algona; Mike Smith of Fostoria; John Smith of Hiawatha; Cindy Harris of Akron; Kathy Smith of Sioux City and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Patrick and Kenneth Smith.

Arrangements were handled by Oakcrest Funeral Services of Algona.

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