Orville Ludwig, 78, of Carroll, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at his residence.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll.  

Celebrant will be Father Timothy Johnson assisted by Deacon Gary Schon. Pianist will be Jake Gute.  

Soloist will be Katelyn Renze, and violinist will be Becky Windschitl.  Mass servers will be Orville’s great-nephews Connor Ludwig and Josh Irlbeck.  

Lector will be Orville’s niece Mary Schon.  Gift bearers will be Orville’s goddaughters  Terry Popp, Lisa Irlbeck and Cheri Onken.  

Special offertory gifts will be presented by Orville’s grandchildren. Eucharistic ministers will be Orville’s nieces Connie Sapp and Becky Snyder.  

Casket bearers will be Orville’s nephews Bob Ludwig, Tom Ludwig, Chris Ludwig, Mark Ludwig, Paul Ludwig, Greg Pudenz, Tom Wieland and Tim Wieland.  Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carroll with military honors conducted by the Breda American Legion.

Friends may call at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll after 4 p.m. Tuesday. There will be a Christian wake service by Holy Spirit Parish at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Spirit Church.  

Memorials may be left at the funeral home or the church for the Kuemper Catholic Schools Foundation or St. Anthony Hospital Dialysis Unit.

Online condolences may be left for Orville’s family at www.sharpfuneral.com.

Born Aug. 25, 1934, at Carroll, Orville was a son of Anthony and Ida (Steinkamp) Ludwig.  He spent his younger years in the Mt. Carmel area and attended Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School.  Orville owned and operated the Standard Station in Auburn with his brother Norman and later served in the United States Army stationed in  Korea until his honorable discharge in 1957.  

On February 8, 1958 he married Edna Masching at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Carroll, Iowa.  Orville worked for Pepsi Cola for a brief time and then farmed north of Mount Carmel for most of his lifetime. In 1986 Orville and Edna moved to Carroll, but he continued to farm until 1998.  While being a grain and livestock farmer he was also a crop adjuster for 20 years.  

He enjoyed playing cards, golfing, spending time with his family and attending his grandchildren’s activities. Orville was a member of Holy Spirit Church in Carroll and formerly a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Mount Carmel.

Survivors include his wife, Edna Ludwig of Carroll; his children: Deb Tiefenthaler and her husband Mark, Randy Ludwig and his wife Jodi, Gary “O.J.” Ludwig and the late Susan Ludwig, and Mike Ludwig and his wife K’Lynn  all of Carroll; his grandchildren: Collin (Beth) Tiefenthaler, Tia and Tera Tiefenthaler, Kyler, Tanner, and Carter Ludwig, Carly, Sydney, and Macy Ludwig, Mitchell and McKenna Ludwig; his great-granddaughters: Elsa and Iris Tiefenthaler; one brother, Duane (Betty) Ludwig of Sioux Rapids; his stepsister, Darlene (Paul) Oswald of Carroll; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Mary Ludwig of Breda, Norma Jean Ludwig of Vail, Leo Schon of Carroll, Betty Masching of Carroll, Evie (Don) Wieland of Carroll, Rainy (Paul) Wieland of Carroll, Jim Pudenz of Carroll, Don (Barb) Masching of Breda, Jim (Joyce) Masching of Carroll, and Lois (Chuck) Neumayer of Rancho Murieta, Calif.; his step-sister-in-law, Betty Neumayer of Breda; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other extended relatives.

Orville was preceded in death by his parents; his parents-in-law, Clarence and Catherine Masching; his step-mother, Mary Neumayer; his daughter-in-law, Susan Ludwig; his brothers: Norman and Romaine Ludwig; his step-brother, Virgil Neumayer; his sisters-in-law: Grace Ludwig, Eunice Masching, Norma Masching, Rosemary Schon, and Mary Pudenz; his brothers-in-law, Ed and Louis Masching; his nieces, Sandy Knudsen and Linda Klocke; and his nephew, John Ludwig.