Marie Ann Ludeke

Marie Ann Ludeke

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Marie Ann Ludeke

Marie Ann Ludeke

July 22, 1925 - January 22, 2019

Marie Ann Ludeke, 93, of Rockford, died January 22, 2019. Daughter of Robert and Anna (Lorenz) Harrington, was born in Britt, Iowa on July 22, 1925. She married Clarence K. Ludeke on July 2, 1953 in Carroll, Iowa.

Survivors include her children, Charles (Jeanne) Ludeke, Roma (Ray) Kelley, Jeanne (Ed) Johns, Carol (Pat) Reilly and Fr. Bruce Ludeke; 11 grandchildren, Anna (David), Ross, Maria (fiancé Nathan), Laura (Blake), Christopher (fiancé Christina), Erin (Nick), William, Anne (Dylan), Meg, Kate and Sean; seven great-grandchildren, Lydia, Caleb, Avery, Eli, Marie, Robbie and Theo; and her sister, Gertrude of Iowa.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Francis, James and Daniel and a sister, Catherine.

The family is grateful to the loving staff of Siena, In Home Services and Heartland Hospice.

Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Monday, January 28, 2019 at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 2400 Bell Avenue, Rockford, with Reverend Bruce Ludeke as celebrant. Visitation 10 a.m. until time of service at the church. Burial in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Winnebago, following luncheon.

In honor of Marie, memorial contributions to St. Bernadette's Evangelization Ministry, 2400 Bell Avenue, Rockford, IL 61103. Arrangements entrusted to Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, Mulford Chapel. Online condolences may be expressed at

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