Ardis M. Smith
Ardis May Smith, 91, of Van
Dyne, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020, at Hospice Home of Hope.
She was born on May 23, 1929,
in Oshkosh, the daughter of George and Rose Abraham Beduhn. On April 15, 1951,
she married George R. Smith, at First English Lutheran Church in Oshkosh. He
preceded her in death on December 16, 2012.
Ardis was a lifelong member
of First English Lutheran Church in Oshkosh. She worked in the North Fond du
Lac School System for 30 years in the lunch program. She helped her husband
George on the farm and liked driving tractor and bailing hay. Ardis was a 4-H
leader for many years. She became an instrumental part of planning family
reunions since 1947. Her family was the love of her life.
She is survived by her
children: Craig (Carol) Smith of Townsend and Cathy (special friend Dave) Hoppe
of Van Dyne; five grandchildren: Karie (Dave) Tackett, Michael (Amanda) Smith,
Shawn (Melissa) Hoppe, Chad (Kelly) Hoppe and Troy (Leah) Hoppe; eight
great-grandchildren: Cole Strupp, Noah Hoppe, Kaylee Tackett, Ashton Hoppe,
Layla Smith, Benjamin Smith, Adelaide Hoppe and Alexandra Hoppe.
She was preceded in death by
her parents, her husband, five siblings: Norman, Marvin, Carl, George and
Due to the pandemic, private
family graveside services will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. Cremation has
In lieu of flowers, memorials
appreciated to Juvenile Diabetes, www.jdrf.org.
Kurki Funeral Chapel and Crematory is serving the
family, www.kurkifuneralchapel.com. 920-921-4420