Mark Ludescher, 79, Albert Lea

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 21, 2005

The funeral service for Mark M. Ludescher of 1106 Cedar Ave., Albert Lea, will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 23, at the United Methodist Church, Albert Lea. The Rev. John Bromeland will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea and one hour before the service at the church. Military honors will be accorded.

Mark died Thursday, May 19, 2005, at his home. He was 79 years old.

Mark was born Jan. 16, 1926, at Delano, to Joseph and Rose (Lamothe) Ludescher. He graduated from Delano High School in 1944. In April of 1945 Mark entered into the United States Army where he served in Japan under General McArthur until October of 1946. Mark married Elayne Geldert in Excelsior, Minn. Mark lived at Mound, from 1953 to 1967 he lived at Chatham, N.Y., lived at Salinas, Calif., New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, Colorado and Albert Lea since 1986. Mark worked for Streater, Litton Industries and retired from Streater. Mark was a member of the Elks, American Legion, Lions and Kiwanis. He was a volunteer for Senior Resources Ride Services. He also was a Spark Plug for Destination Albert Lea and narrated for the Pelican Breeze. Mark enjoyed fishing, gardening, traveling, entertaining and dogs.

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Mark is survived by his three daughters: Marlane and her husband Mike Little of Colorado Springs, Colo., Carol Richter of Albert Lea, and Judy and her husband Bob Clark of Centennial, Colo.; three granddaughters: Katie and Elizabeth Brumbaugh of Va., and Laura Richter of Albert Lea; brother: Leonard Ludescher of Delano; and nieces and nephews.

Mark is preceded in death by his parents: Joseph and Rose Ludescher; wife: Elayne Ludescher; two brothers: Vernon and Austin; and sister: Eleanor.