Marie Ludwig Tutt Steen, 85, of Remsen, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, at her home in Remsen.
The former Marie Ludwig was born Aug. 13, 1920, at Remsen, the daughter of Cornelius and Mary (Peters) Ludwig. Marie was raised and educated in Remsen and graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1937. She then attended Western Union College in Le Mars. On Sept. 18, 1941, she married Donald Tutt at Remsen. They made their home in Paullina, where they had a radio and television shop. Don died April 19, 1958, and Marie remained in Paullina raising her five children. On March 23, 1963, she married Adrian Steen at Ayrshire. They made their home near there where they were engaged in farming. Adrian died Oct. 8, 1977. In April of 1979, Marie moved back to Remsen.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the church Guild and Catholic Daughters of America.
Survivors include three sons and two daughters, Donald and his wife, Lynn of Schaumburg, Ill., Donna and her husband, Robert Neuland of Vienna, Va., Barbara Tutt of Schaumburg, Ill., Captain David Tutt and his wife, Karen of Dallas, Texas, Doctor Steven Tutt of Dallas, Texas; six grandchildren, Lisa and her husband, Daniel Olsem, Kristen and her husband, Justin Tomka, Michael and his wife, Dawn Tutt, Daniel Neuland, Debra and her husband Robert Dallas, Diane and her husband, Mark Dineen; and 10 1/2 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 10 sisters, Margaret Ludwig, Virgin White, Florence Rader, Ann Gengler, Mathilda Schilmoeller, Clara Burlage, Irene Treinen, Leona Locer, Hildegarde Schroeder, Valeria Susemihl; and two brothers, John and Henry Ludwig.
Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. Timothy Johnson officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery at Remsen. Visitation was after 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen, with a rosary at 3 p.m. by St. Mary's Guild and the Catholic Daughters of America and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m.
Casketbearers were Michael Tutt, Daniel Olsem, Justin Tomka, Robert Dallas, Denis Schilmoeller and Paul Gengler.