Ardelle Vander Aarde, 84Ardelle Vander Aarde, age 84, of Apple Valley, Minn., and Naples, Fla., passed away peacefully on August 10, 2011.
Ardelle Vander Aarde, age 84, of Apple Valley, Minn., and Naples, Fla., passed away peacefully on August 10, 2011.
Ardelle volunteered for School District 196 and Meals on Wheels. She was the matriarch and glue behind the family and the family business, Robert’s Drug and Ardelle’s Hallmark Gift Stores. Ardelle devoted her life to her family; it was her greatest joy.
Ardelle was preceded in death by her parents, Norbert and Martha Englert; sister, Jacqueline (Nathan) Adams; brother-in-law, Chuck Gilmer.
She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Bob; children, Bill (Myla), Susan (Lonnie) Bryan, Thomas (Coni), Nancy (Michael) Hodson, Jane (Gerard) Berenz, Julie (Donal) O’Donnell, John (Elizabeth), and James VanderAarde; 19 grandchildren, Charles, Sarah, Mychal, Peter, Taylor, Luke, Mark, Bobby, Claire, Joseph, Katy, Laura, Eric, Scott, Molly, Abbey, Jack, Sam, and Max; four great-grandchildren, Calvin, Billy, Edward, and Thomas; siblings, Jeanne (Roy) Amacher, Ronald (Karen) Englert, Gordon (Nancy) Englert, and Kathleen Gilmer; many nieces and nephews.
Memorial Mass 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Risen Savior Catholic Church, 1501 Co. Rd. 42, Burnsville, with a gathering of family and friends from 4-7 p.m. Monday at the White Funeral Home, 12804 Nicollet Ave. S., Burnsville, 952-894-5080, and 1 hour prior to Mass at church. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.