Ludvina Lake (101) of Effingham


Published on January 22 2013 10:52 am

Ludvina Lake, 101, of Effingham passed away at 6:30 p.m., Monday, January 21, 2013 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 25 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Effingham with burial in St. Anthony Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham with a parish prayer service beginning at 3:30 p.m. for those wishing to attend. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Ludvina was born on November 25, 1911 in Lillyville, the daughter of Fred and Elizabeth (Buhnerkemper) Wendt. She married Leonard B. Lake on August 12, 1936 and he preceded her in death in 1986. Ludvina enjoyed playing cards, quilting, and spending time with her family and friends. She and her late husband, Leonard, managed the Villa Inn for many years. Ludvina was a member of St. Anthony Padua Catholic Church and the St. Anthony Council of Catholic Women.

Ludvina is survived by her son, Leon of Deerfield Beach, FL and daughter, Marlene (Tom) Rodriguez of Aurora CO; seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leonard; son Gene; five brothers and three sisters.