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Ardis Bornholdt 1925-2008

Dec 23, 2008

Funeral services for Ardis I. Bornholdt of Emmetsburg will be Friday, Dec. 26, at the United Church of Primghar. Burial is in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Primghar. The family will greet friends from noon until the time of service at the church on Friday.

Ardis Bornholdt died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, at PARC Hall in Emmetsburg. She was 83.

Ardis Ivonne VerHoef was born June 3, 1925 on a farm near Sanborn, Iowa the daughter of William and Barbara (Kaiser) VerHoef. She graduated from Archer Consolidated School, Morningside College in Sioux City and Northwestern College in Orange City. On January 19, 1949, Ardis was united in marriage to Robert Bornholdt in Archer, Iowa. To this union, two children were born. Ardis taught school in Arnolds Park, Sutherland, Archer, Sheldon and Primghar. Ardis was a member of the United Methodist Churches in Emmetsburg and Primghar, the Iowa Retired Teachers Association, and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Ardis enjoyed volunteering her time and talents. She taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, and was circle chair. She was past-President of the United Methodist Women and Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star. Ardis spent time reading, sewing, working crossword puzzles and watching sports. Above all, she loved to be with her family.

Left to Cherish her memory are her children: Reed Bornholdt and whife Jean of Richfield, MN., and Barbara Goodlaxson and her husband, Bill of Emmetsburg; five grandchildren: Abby and Kelly Goodlaxson; and Adam and Tim Bornholdt and Megan Kennealy and husband, Brendan; a sister, Myrna VanPelt and her husband, Ray of Orange City and Gerald VerHoef and his wife, Marilyn of Hartley.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and her sister, Karen Hellinga.

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