Ardith “Ardie” Joan Magnuson, the daughter of William Thomas and Marjorie Catherine (Brush) Harms, was born July 5, 1953, in Shenandoah, Iowa. Ardith entered eternal rest on Saturday, August 31, 2019, at CHI Bergan Mercy Hospital, at the age of sixty-six years.
Ardith graduated from South Page High School with the Class of 1971. Ardith was united in marriage to Daryl Elver Magnuson on March 17, 1973 at the St. Patrick’s Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Two children: Kim and Shayne were born to bless this union.
Ardith worked for about seven years at the Eveready Plant in Red Oak, Iowa, until it closed in 1994. She then worked in the Housekeeping Dept. of the Montgomery County Hospital in Red Oak, Iowa, for 21 years. Ardith recently retired at the age of 64 in 2017.
Ardith was a member of the Blue Ruins Biker Club and loved camping. She was always committed to her work, thinking of other people before herself, however her true devotion was to her family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Left to cherish Ardith’s memory is her husband: Daryl Magnuson, Carbon, Iowa; daughter: Kim (Jody) Baker, Crescent, Iowa; son: Shayne Magnuson, Carbon Iowa; seven granddaughters: Jade, Trista, and Ava Baker; Sadi, Mayci, Lilli, and Aubri Magnuson; brother: Gary (Roni) Harms, Gardner, Kansas; sisters: Nancy (Jon) Jennings, Papillion, Nebraska; Joyce (Mel) Nehring, St. Charles, Iowa; Marcene (John) Nelson, Coin, Iowa; step-father: Russ Henning, Sidney, Iowa; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding Ardith in death were her parents; nephew: Kyle Nelson.