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Annette F. Ludescher, 87

Annette F. Ludescher, age 87, of Watertown, formerly of Delano, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at the Lighthouse in Waconia.

She was born May 24, 1925, in Waconia, the daughter of George and Barbara (Meyer) Lewis. Annette grew up in Delano ,and attended the St. Peter’s Catholic School.

After high school, Annette married Harold Rose. Annette suffered the tragic death of her husband, Harold, in 1952.

Later, she was united in marriage with Roman Ludescher, and this union was blessed with three children, Robert, Teresa, and James.

The family lived in rural Watertown.

Roman died in 1986.

Annette was a faithful member of the St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Delano, and later the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown. She was active in church functions, had been a Sunday school teacher, and was dedicated to saying the rosary.

Annette enjoyed painting, crafts, gardening, canning, and baking. She also loved the opportunity to travel, and enjoyed playing the piano.

In addition to her husbands, Annette was preceded in death by her parents, George and Barbara Lewis; sisters Bernice, Kathy, Dorothy, Beatrice, Lucille, Evelyn, Nora, Isabelle and Mary; and brothers Lloyd, Willard, Earl, and George.

She is survived by her loving family: children Robert Ludescher of Prior Lake, Teresa Hilk and her husband, Brian of Watertown, and Jim Ludescher and his wife, Lisa of St. Cloud; grandchildren Brady Ludescher, Anna Ludescher, Brandon Hilk, Colin Hilk, and Blake Baynes and his wife, Meghan; sister-in-law Georgia Snicker; as well as nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Mass Of Christian Burial took place Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown with Fr. Joseph Fink as celebrant. Interment was in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Waconia.

Visitation took place Monday, Dec. 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, and continued Tuesday one hour prior to the Mass at the church.

Casket bearers were Anna Ludescher, Colin Hilk, Brian Hilk, Tom Drews, Jim Drews, and Darren Drews.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.