January 28, 1924 - June 27, 2017

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. on Monday, July 3, 2017 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell for Ardis A. Speckel (formerly Ardis White), age 93, of Sartell. Ardis passed away June 27 at the Lakeside Health Care Center in Dassel. Reverend Timothy Baltes will officiate. Burial will take place in the St. Francis Xavier Parish Cemetery in Sartell.

Relatives and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, July 2 and after 10 a.m. on Monday, both in the Gathering Space at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Parish Prayers will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday in the Gathering Space.

Ardis was born on January 28, 1924 in Waverly, MN to William J. and Bernadette M. (LePage) Speckel. She was raised in Watkins where she attended St. Anthony’s Catholic Grade School. She was married in 1943 and to this union 7 children were born. She loved her family and kept up with the events in everyone’s lives. She will be remembered for her work with Senior Companions and her volunteering through the church. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church and St. Monica’s Christian Women.

Ardis is survived by her children, Nita Rose Davis of Sartell, Karen (Harry) Marsh of Watkins, Althea (Al) Heim of Sartell, Paul (Pam) White of Litchfield, and Barry White of Watkins, daughter-in-law Jana White of Cottage Grove, 18 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, one great great grandson, sisters Rose Stewart of Litchfield and Marlene (Leroy) Hedquist of Spring Hill, FL.

Ardis is preceded in death by her parents, son Monte (2013), infant daughter Helen Margaret, and her sisters Fern Zamora, Peggy Gameroz, Betty Seabrook and Rita Mae Heins.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.