Mary Ludovissy

Obituary of Mary Katherine Ludovissy

North Buena Vista, IOWA



Mary Katherine Ludovissy, 80, of North Buena Vista, Iowa, passed away at home, on Thursday, May 20, 2021.


Due to Covid, per the families wishes, funeral services will be private.  Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Rev. Marvin Bries will officiate.


Mary was born February 13, 1941, the daughter of Benjamin and Catherine (Meyer) Breitbach. She attended school in North Buena Vista, sometimes even driving the school bus herself.  Mary married Donald Ludovissy on August 8, 1959 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Together they owned and operated Hanks Bar in Buenie for over sixty years.  Mary was a hard worker her entire life.  She had a big garden, canned most of her produce, butchered chickens, smoked her own fish, made her homemade mustard, and raised 10 kids.


Mary is survived by her husband of 61 years, Don, children, Alice (Duwane) Phelps of Colesburg, Arlus Keller of Bettendorf, Aggie Lammers (John Houston) of Huntington Beach, CA, Amy (Robie) Vonderhaar of Guttenberg, Henry Ludovissy, Dan (Kim) Ludovissy both of North Buena Vista, Harve (Mandy) Ludovissy of Guttenberg, and Donna (Ken) Kuhlman of Colesburg,  2 daughters-in-law, Cheryl Simon of Dubuque and Karen Ludovissy of Luxemburg, 28 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great granddaughter, siblings, Shirley Brimeyer of Manchester, and Dave (Mary) Breitbach of North Buena Vista.


She was preceded in death by her sons, Phil and Lyndon, her parents, parents-in-law, Henry and Bertha (Hefel) Ludovissy, son-in-law, John Keller, daughter-in-law, Heather Ludovissy, siblings, Ann Marie (Don) Jestel, Doris (Bob) Whelan, James (Mary Lou) Breitbach, Pat (Ruthie) Breitbach, brothers-in-law Clyde Ludovissy and Harvey Brimeyer.


Cards, letters and memorials may be sent to Don Ludovissy at Box 14, 225 Main, North Buena Vista, IA  52066.

A Memorial Tree was planted for Mary
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Holy Cross