Ludwig KarskyA funeral Mass for Ludwig Karsky, 85, Dickinson, is 10 a.m. Monday, March 11, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, with Rev. Russ Kovash celebrating.
A funeral Mass for Ludwig Karsky, 85, Dickinson, is 10 a.m. Monday, March 11, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, with Rev. Russ Kovash celebrating. Entombment will follow at the Dickinson Mausoleum.
Visitation for Ludwig is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Stevenson Funeral Home, with a rosary service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue Sunday, March 10, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Stevenson Funeral Home, with a rosary and vigil service at 3 p.m.
Ludwig passed away Thursday, March 7, at St. Luke’s Home in Dickinson.
Ludwig was born Aug. 16, 1927, in Dickinson, the son of Frank and Emma (Marsh) Karsky. He was raised north of Dickinson and attended country school.
In 1946, he enlisted into the U.S. Army. After his honorable discharge, Ludwig returned to Dickinson where he met and married Martha Kovash on June 7, 1948, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. To this union was born, Joan, Karen and Sherri.
The family farmed south of Manning until 1960 at which time they moved into Dickinson. Ludwig began working at Dickinson Lumber and later Bosch Lumber.
Ludwig and Martha purchased an Abstract Company which they renamed Queen City Abstract. He continued to work until the time of his death.
Ludwig enjoyed playing cards (especially pinochle) and listening to old time music. He taught his family the tradition of how to butcher and render lard.
Ludwig especially loved and enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and attending all the events they were involved in.
Ludwig was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and 4th Degree Knight, POE of Elks, POE of Eagles, KD Catholic Workman Hall of New Hradec, and Chezch Heritage.
Ludwig is survived by his children, Joan (Glen) Sickler of Gladstone, Karen (Burt) Melchior and Sherri (Robert) Sykora of Dickinson; seven grandchildren, Stacy (Tim) Steffan of Manning, Lynn (Jonathan) Betlaf and Melissa (Todd) Krehlik of Dickinson, Jason (Monica) Melchior of Glendive, Mont., Greg (Summer) Melchior of Dickinson, Nicole (Arlan) Anderson of White Earth, and Corey Melchior of Dickinson; 16 great-grandchildren; brothers, Frank Karsky and Edward (Gina) Karsky of Dickinson, Albert (Hazel) Karsky of Chiefland, Fla.; brother-in-law, Albert Sadowsky of Dickinson; sisters, Tillie (Robert) Volesky of Dickinson, sisters-in-law, Mary Karsky of Alexandria, Minn., and Margaret Karsky of Clinton, Minn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Martha; sister, Elsie Sadowsky, brothers, Laudie and Otto Karsky.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.stevensonfuneralhome.com.
Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson
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