Marvin Joseph Ludwig(1931 - 2013)

Marvin Joseph Ludwig


Marvin Joseph Ludwig died at home surrounded by his loving family on February 21, 2013, at the age of 82. Marvin was born on January 25, 1931, the son of Lawrence and Elizabeth Ludwig. He entered the U.S. Army in 1952, and served as a Medic during the Korean War. He served overseas in Japan and was honorably discharged in 1954. Marvin and Helen Lansink were married on June 26, 1956. He was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. Marvin was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years Helen; his children, Patrick (Wendy) Ludwig, Karlene (Alan) Stokes, Michael (Barb) Ludwig, Kevin (Gretchen) Ludwig, Dianne (Michael) McCreary, and Terry Ludwig; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Monday, February 25, from 7 to 8 p.m. with an 8 p.m. rosary service at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3663 66th St., Urbandale, Iowa, on Tuesday, February 26 at 10:30 a.m. with a luncheon following. A private burial will be at the Veterans Cemetery near Adel.

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Funeral Home

Iles Funeral Home - Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road Des Moines, IA 50322
(515) 276-4567

Published in Des Moines Register from Feb. 23 to Feb. 25, 2013