Ardis Horn was a part of a long list of folks that were part of our 6 Degrees of Separation series. Here is a link to that blog so you can read about the Drevlow’s and Schultze’s and the Berglin’s. Click here to find it and read more. Ardis was a great champion of mercy and mission work and a tireless worker in the church. She was an LWML fixture and will be greatly missed.
Ardis Delia Horn, 94, passed away in the early morning hours of Saturday, November 30, 2019. She was born on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1925 to William K. and Bertha (Ramstad) Horn at home in Pleasant View Township northeast of Ada, Minnesota. Ardis was baptized and confirmed at St. Johns Lutheran Church, Green Meadow Township, where she was still a member at the time of her death.
A 1943 graduate of Ada High School, Ardis went on to graduate from Moorhead State Teachers College in Moorhead, MN, and later earned her bachelor of science degree in education from the North Texas State University in Denton, TX. She taught elementary grades at Lutheran schools in Minnesota, Michigan and Texas, before returning to Ada in 1967 to teach a couple more generations of Ada 1st graders. She retired in 1990.
Ardis filled her retirement years with volunteering well into her 80’s. Among her many volunteer interests, she was active in her church, LWML, the Norman County Historical and Genealogy Society, Ada Senior Citizens, and delivered Meals on Wheels for several years. She was a member of the teacher’s group, Delta Kappa Gamma.
An avid reader and life-long learner, Ardis enjoyed many trips to other parts of the country and world, including California, Hawaii, and Arizona. She visited Bethlehem and traveled with her sisters to meet her Ramstad relatives at the family’s ancestral home in Skjak, Norway.
Ardis was predeceased by her parents, sisters and brothers-in-law, Mavis and Claude Connolly, Lola and Elmer Schultz, Janet and Roger Bedow and infant sister Ruth. She is survived by nieces and nephews, Robert (Ruth Ann) Connolly, Mary Kay Connolly, William (Paulette) Connolly, Ann (Gregg) Hauser, John Connolly, Stephen (Jody) Connolly, Cathi (Glenn) Heuchert, Eileen (Al) DuFault, Mark (Brenda) Schultz, Julie (Tarek) Alkatout, and Karl Bedow. She is also survived by several great and great-great nieces and nephews, and Horn and Ramstad cousins.
Visitation will be from 1:00 until the 2:00 service on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 at St. Johns Lutheran Church, 2948 240th Avenue, Ada, Minnesota. Burial will be at St. Johns Cemetery.