Stella M (Olzsewskie) Ludwig

May 2, 1952 ~ July 30, 2020 (age 68)


Shamokin – Stella M. Ludwig, 68, of 230 Doutyville Road, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Shamokin on May 2, 1952 she was the daughter of the late Leon and Rose (Spino) Olzsewskie.

Stella worked for Kirsh Window Blinds, Dollar General in Trevorton as a Clerk, Paper Majic in Elysburg, and then retired in 2014 from the Toy Factory in Paxinos.

On December 31, 2001 in Florida she married Michael Ludwig, who survives. Stella was a member of Our Lady of Hope Church.

Stella enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Her happy place was Wray’s River Front Campground, Northumberland, where she celebrated time with her family and friends.

In addition to her husband, Stella is survived by three sons, Thomas Derck of Gowen City, William Ludwig and his wife, Nickie of NV, and Michael B. Ludwig of Shamokin; three grandsons, Thomas Lee Derck and his companion, Salina of Mount Carmel, Brandon Ludwig, and Hunter Ludwig; two great-granddaughters, Zoey Rose Derck and Alexis Ray Derck;  three sisters, Rose Marie Payerchin of OH, Sharon Adams of Coal Township, and Leona Dworchak and her husband, Don of Paxinos; two sisters-in-law, Kathy Payerchin of OH, and Ethel Payerchin of FL; a brother-in-law, Dennis Long of Shamokin; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, Stella was preceded in death by a husband, Thomas Derck Sr., Father and Mother-in-law, Joel and Octavia (Francola) Ludwig; two brothers, Richard Payerchin and Frank Payerchin; a sister, Debra Long; and brother-in-law, Gilbert Adams.



Stella M. Ludwig, 68, of 230 Doutyville Road, Shamokin – Funeral services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being cared for by Farrow-C.J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service, 240 W Chestnut Street, Shamokin, Lori Ann Campbell, Supervisor. To send condolences to the family please visit www.farrowfh.com

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