OBITUARY

Ardys Gloria Harris

March 11, 1932January 16, 2021
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Ardys Harris age 88 passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Wildflower Lodge, Maple Grove, MN. Ardys Gloria was born on March 11, 1932 to Edwin and Minnie (Dehnel) Peterson in Eagle Bend Minnesota. She grew up on the farm with her 9 siblings. After graduating from high school in 1950, she moved to Minneapolis to work as a secretary. She married Lauren Harris on August 25, 1956. For 41 years they made their home in Brooklyn Park and had four children. In 2007 she moved to Anthony James Senior Apartments, where she made many friends and met her good friend Joyce. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, watching her grandchildren grow up and enjoying all 15 great grandchildren. They all knew and loved their great grandma. For many years after becoming widowed she enjoyed playing bingo and solitaire, doing crossword and word find puzzles, and watching polka and game shows on tv. She liked to tease and have fun; she was an extremely kind and giving person.

She was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband Lauren; son Gregory; great-grandchildren: Luther Carlson and Mason Lindsholm; siblings and spouses: Eldora (Herb) Johnson; Bud (Ina) Peterson, Alice (Lloyd) Lenz, Louie (Diane) Peterson, Shirley (Merle) Beheng, Norma Peterson, Gerald Ohman, and Donald Sundich. Sister in-law Marjorie (Herbert) Nelson, and brother in-laws Mervin, Ivan, and Glenn Harris.

Ardys is survived by three daughters: Debra (Jim) McEwen of Otsego, Kathi (Rick) Carlson of Brooklyn Park and Karen (Tim) Beuning of Maple Grove; seven grandchildren: Ricky (Libbi Luther) Carlson, Matt (Christine) McEwen , Kristi (Brian Lindsholm) Carlson, Nick (Kacie) McEwen, Melissa (Jake) Kukachka, Angie (Marqus) Thomas, Chelsey (Andrew) Johnson; fifteen great grandchildren: Tayler, Landen, and Natalia Kukachka, Kadence, Hudson and Theo McEwen, Gracie, Aubrey, and Braelyn Lindsholm, Richie and Connor Carlson, Jace and Kinley Thomas, Logan McEwen, and Elianna Johnson; three siblings: Dennis Peterson, Vera Ohman both of Wadena, and Carol (Mark) Peterson of Eveleth; sister in-laws: Marie (Roger) Folkestad of Wadena, Jeanette Harris of San Antonio, TX and Gerry Harris of Duluth; and many nieces and nephews.

Private family service will be held at 11AM on Friday, January 22, 2021 and burial will be held at a later date in Oak Valley Cemetery in Wrightstown, MN. Please join her service via live stream at https://www.facebook.com/Kapala-Glodek-Malone-Funeral-Home-110457957276640 In remembrance of Ardys life, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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  • She was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband Lauren; son Gregory; great-grandchildren: Luther Carlson and Mason Lindsholm; siblings and spouses: Eldora (Herb) Johnson; Bud (Ina) Peterson, Alice (Lloyd) Lenz, Louie (Diane) Peterson, Shirley (Merle) Beheng, Norma Peterson, Gerald Ohman, and Donald Sundich. Sister in-law Marjorie (Herbert) Nelson, and brother in-laws Mervin, Ivan, and Glenn Harris.


    Ardys is survived by three daughters: Debra (Jim) McEwen of Otsego, Kathi (Rick) Carlson of Brooklyn Park and Karen (Tim) Beuning of Maple Grove; seven grandchildren: Ricky (Libbi Luther) Carlson, Matt (Christine) McEwen , Kristi (Brian Lindsholm) Carlson, Nick (Kacie) McEwen, Melissa (Jake) Kukachka, Angie (Marqus) Thomas, Chelsey (Andrew) Johnson; fifteen great grandchildren: Tayler, Landen, and Natalia Kukachka, Kadence, Hudson and Theo McEwen, Gracie, Aubrey, and Braelyn Lindsholm, Richie and Connor Carlson, Jace and Kinley Thomas, Logan McEwen, and Elianna Johnson; three siblings: Dennis Peterson, Vera Ohman both of Wadena, and Carol (Mark) Peterson of Eveleth; sister in-laws: Marie (Roger) Folkestad of Wadena, Jeanette Harris of San Antonio, TX and Gerry Harris of Duluth; and many nieces and nephews
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Ardis Brandt

January 21, 2021

I always enjoyed Sunday mornings in church. She was a very loving and kind person always come in and had coffee and donuts with us. Sorry for your loss.A church member at first Lutheran ChurchWhat is funny we both had the same name.

Cindy Luther

January 19, 2021

I always liked visiting with Ardy when I would see her at Richie’s or Connor’s birthday parties. She was a gracious and very stylish lady. My condolences to the whole family.

Julie Koetter

January 19, 2021

Aunt Ardy was a wonderful woman. After I graduated from tech college I stayed with them for a short period of time. She treated you as if you were her own. They would let you leave your car at their place and take you to and from the airport. Many memories of her and Lauren. Heaven gained a wonderful soul. RIP

Love you,

Julie

Kevin Swanson

January 18, 2021


Peterson reunions were always great fun and I always loved the conversations I had with Ardy. When I was young I always found Ardy to be very funny and I liked being in her company.
Sending you all my love and thoughts during this time.
Kevin Swanson

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Ardy, Denny and Vera

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First born Debbie

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Ardy and sister Vera