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Alice Joynt Ludwig 1921-2012

Apr 10, 2012

ALGONA — Alice Joynt Ludwig of Algona passed away Monday, April 2, 2012 at the Algona Manor. She was 91.

Funeral mass for Mrs. Ludwig will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Algona. Father Edward M. Girres and the Rev. Mr. William Black will officiate.

Burial will be in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery, Whittemore. Oakcrest Funeral Services of Algona is in charge of arrangements.

Alice was born Jan.14, 1921, at Emmetsburg to Thomas and Mary (McNally) Joynt. She was schooled at St. Ellen’s Grade School in Emmetsburg and graduated from Emmetsburg Public High School.

On Sept. 2, 1941, Alice was married to Vernell “Bud” Ludwig at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Clear Lake. The couple made their home in Algona.

Alice and Bud were always engaged in their church, extended family and the community. Alice enjoyed playing cards, square dancing, fishing, knitting and crafts, and baking. She was an active member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church. Alice worked for Northwestern Bell as a telephone operator and later she worked seasonally in production and research for Pioneer Hi-Bred International. She was also a member of the Algona Senior Citizens, serving on the board, did training for seniors on avoiding financial fraud and served as an election judge.

Survivors include her children, Dea and husband Jim Thilges of Clear Lake; Vern Ludwig and wife Susan of Watertown, MA; and Steve Ludwig and wife Barbara of St. Cloud, MN; as well as seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren and sisters-in-law, Rita Joynt of Mason City, Alice Ludwig of Bloomington, MN and Agatha Ludwig of Algona.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Bud in 2003; brothers and sister; Francis, Sr., Mary Patrice, Ralph, Edwin, Irvin, Vincent, Paul and Eugene Joynt.

The family wishes to extend its gratitude to the Mayo Clinic, Kossuth County Medical Center and the Algona Manor for the attentive care Alice received.

At the request of the family, memorials can be given to the National Adrenal Diseases Foundation or the Paget Foundation in Alice’s name.

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