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Ludvina Arealia “Ludy” Marto

Oct 31, 2020

June 7, 1942 – Oct. 25, 2020

Ludvina “Ludy” Arealia

Marto, Rugby, died at her

home in Rugby on Oc-

tober 25, 2020, after fight-

ing cancer for 23 years.

Ludy was born on June 7,

1942 in Towner to Louis

and his wife Mary Ann

Wolfe Rieder. She was

raised on a farm near

Drake where she attended

grade school. She con-

tinued her education at

Notre Dame Academy in

Willow City for 2 years

and graduated from Drake

High School in 1960.

Ludy married Gary Willis

Marto in Minot on April

30, 1966. While living in

Minot she worked at Trin-

ity Hospital in the dietary

department for 13 years

and 7 years at North Hill

Foods. The joy of her

employment was keeping

school children safe by

working as a crossing

guard for the Minot Police

Department for 14 years.

During this time she knit-

ted 125 stocking caps and

gave them to school chil-

dren at the crossings. She

enjoyed baby-sitting,

without accepting pay-

ment, for many years.

Ludy will be remembered

for her love of her many

cats in their home

through the years. Dur-

ing this time, she and

Gary enjoyed spending

many a week-end at their

cabin on Lake Sacajawea .

She was a member of

Little Flower Church in

Minot and Rugby during

her life. They had

moved to Rugby in 2012.

Mrs. Marto is survived

by her husband, Gary and

her siblings, Leo Rieder –

Fargo; David (Annette)

Rieder – Grand Forks,

Martin (Yvonne) Rieder –

Towner; Bernie Davis –

Simi Valley, California,

and Louise Rieder and

Lisa Williams – Temecu-

la, California. She also

leaves many nieces and

nephews. She was pre-

ceded by her parents,

brother Jim Rieder,

brother-in-law Stan Davis

and an infant sister.

Memorial services will

be held at the Niewoehner

Funeral Home in Rugby

on Saturday, October 31,

2020 at 11:00 A.M. Rev.

Anthony Cruz will offici-

ate. Burial will follow at

Little Flower Catholic

Cemetery in Rugby.

Memorials are wel-

comed to the Heart of

America Hospice.

Friends could call after

5:30 P.M. on Friday and a

prayer service will be held

at the funeral at 7 P.M.

Even though Covid-19

restrictions have been

somewhat relaxed, guests

are urged to observe social

distancing and to wear fa-

cial coverings if possible.

Online tributes at


Niewoehner Funeral

Home – Rugby

701- 776-6222

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