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Ardis LaVonne Christensen

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Ardis LaVonne Christensen Obituary
Ardis LaVonne Christensen

Beresford - Ardis LaVonne Christensen, 97, of Beresford, SD, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Bethesda Nursing Home in Beresford. Funeral Service will be 10:00 am, Monday, April 23, 2018 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Beresford. A visitation will be Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm with family present; a prayer service will begin at 4:30 pm at the church. Interment will be immediately following the service at Emmanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Waterbury Funeral Service of Sioux City.

Memorials may be directed to the Watchdog Education Foundation - Shanna Rae Christensen Memorial Scholarship.

Ardis was born on January 30, 1921 in Turner County, South Dakota, daughter of Alfred A. and Laura (Peterson) Johnson. She married Gordon Ray Christensen on March 8, 1944, to this union, two children were born, Janet and David. The couple farmed south of Beresford until 1956 when they moved to Ardis' family farm west of town. Together, they raised livestock and grain until they retired in 1984 and moved to town.

Survivors include: daughter, Jan (Kelvin) Hawarden, Iowa; son, David (Sue) Christensen, Beresford, SD; grandchildren, Phil (Lori) McMillan Woodbury, MN, Randy (Laura) McMillan, Modesto, CA, Julie (Mike) Lamoureux, Sioux City, IA, and Jessica Christensen, Marietta, GA; great-grandchildren, Darian (Ivan David) McMillan Sacramento, CA, Ayden and Isabel McMillan, Modesto, CA, and Grant and Jackson McMillan, Woodbury, MN.

Ardis was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon; parents; granddaughter, Shanna Rae Christensen; brother, Larry Johnson; and in laws.
Published in The Argus Leader on Apr. 20, 2018
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