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In Memory of Ardis Kelly

Visitation

Visitation will be on Thursday from 5pm to 7pm at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home; 520 So. 11th Street, Hudson. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at church on Friday

Funeral Services

1pm Friday April 28 at Bethel Lutheran Highlands Campus; 504 Frontage Road in Hudson

Ardis V. Kelly age 73 of Hudson died Sunday April 23rd, 2017 at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis. Ardis was born on October 10, 1943 in Willmar, Minnesota; the daughter of Wallace and Vivian (Anderson) Halverson. She was raised in Kerkhoven, Minnesota where she would graduate from high school. She would further her education in business at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College. She was married to Thomas M. Kelly to which four children were born. This union would later dissolve. Ardis worked many years in county government for both St. Croix and Polk counties as a health benefits specialist.

Ardis enjoyed traveling and spending her winters in florida. She loved to tend to her garden and canning her tomatoes gave her great pleasure. She also found enjoyment with her friends in the Women’s Club in Centuria. She was a devoted Christian who taught Sunday School. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandkids.

Ardis leaves to mourn her children; Brian (Debbie) Kelly, Kristine Kelly, Steven (Anne) Kelly, David (Kirsten) Kelly; 12 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brothers Ralph (Jean) Halverson, Gene (Judy) Halverson; and special friend Roger Peterson who held a special place in her heart. She is preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial service for Ardis Kelly will be 1pm Friday April 28 at Bethel Lutheran Highlands Campus; 504 Frontage Road in Hudson. Interment will be in the Bethel Columbarium. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5pm to 7pm at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home; 520 So. 11th Street, Hudson. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at church on Friday. Memorials are preferred to the Hope Lodge American Cancer Society, which took exceptional care of Ardis. 

 

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    • I was the Director of Public Health in Polk County until 1996 and was so privileged to have Ardis work in our Department. Ardis was always so kind, caring and compassionate and a joyful co-worker! I am so sorry for your loss. She left quite a legacy in her children, grandchildren and Greg grandchildren.

    • On behalf of North Valley Lutheran Church, Centuria, WI, I extend our deepest sympathies to all of your family. Ardis was a wonderful member of our congregation for many years, Many people here have special memories of her and all of your family. You will be in our prayers. Pastor Maggie Isaacson, pastor at North Valley.

    • My Deepest Sympathy. Although it may be really hard for you right now, thinking about, talking about, and sharing your precious memories with family and friends can really be comforting. Something else that is really comforting is knowing that God is there for you. Psalms 34:18 says, God is close to the brokenhearted; he saves those who are crushed in spirit.” If you reach out to God in prayer, he will hear you.

    • What a privilege to have known Ardis. We had so much respect for her. She was a survivor in more ways than one. She had such a pragmatic outlook on life, and never let too many things get her down. She truly was an inspiration to so many. We love her and will miss her. Our daughter, Anne, was fortunate to have her as a mother-in-law, and her son, Steve, as her husband.

    • Deepest sympathies to Ardie’s family. I have great memories of working with her back in Polk County.

    • I am sorry to hear of your loss. I hope that these scriptures at Job 14:14,15 and Revelation 21:4 will provide some comfort for the family and friends. Also, for some comforting articles please visit JW.org.