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Kathryn L. Ludvigson


October 10, 2019

Kathryn L. Ludvigson

Kathryn L. Ludvigson, 77, of Paullina, Iowa, passed away Friday morning, October 4, 2019 in the Cherokee Regional Medical Center.

 Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 9th, at 2 p.m. at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, Iowa. Pastor Jean Morse will officiate. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Cherokee, Iowa. There will be a family prayer service at 1:45 p.m. at the church on Wednesday. Visitation was on Tuesday at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. with the family present from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the church. Online condolences can be left at http://www.boothbyfuneral.com

Kathryn was born on March 13, 1942 at Sacred Heart Hospital in LeMars, Iowa to Clyde and Frieda (Roth) Pelton. She was baptized and confirmed in the Grace Lutheran Church in LeMars. She graduated from LeMars Community High School in 1960. Kathryn attended Stewart's School of Hairstyling in Sioux City, graduating with a Cosmetology Degree. She was married to Franklyn Ludvigson on August 14, 1966 at the Grace Lutheran Church in LeMars, Iowa. She had worked as a hairdresser at Younker-Martins in Sioux City and for Dee Frahm in Holstein for several years. She then took a break from work and raised her family. In later years she went back to work as an aide at the Paullina Nursing Home, working there for 20 years.

 Kathryn was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church and she had also taught Bible School for a short time. She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, loved to travel; especially to the Black Hills, but most of all she liked spending time with her family and friends, and attending her grandchildren's activities.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, three sisters, six brothers-in-law, one sister-in-law, and four nephews.

 She is survived by her husband Franklyn of Paullina, Iowa; two children: Marchele (Mike) Polenske of Bancroft, Nebraska; Kevin Ludvigson of Coropolis, Pennsylvania; two grandchildren: Madison Polenske of Norfolk, Nebraska; Matthew Polenske of Bancroft, Nebraska; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Shirley McCoy of Cherokee, Iowa; Annabelle (Chuck) Prunty of Cherokee, Iowa; Jim Fassler of Quimby, Iowa; Kathleen Ludvigson of Washta, Iowa; also many nieces and nephews.


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