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Ardell Louise (Wentland) Thompson

November 25, 1930 ~ March 28, 2018 (age 87)

A memorial service for Ardell L. Thompson will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Bonnerup Funeral Chapel, Albert Lea.  The Reverend Sean Forde will officiate.  Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service.

Ardell passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at St. John’s Lutheran Community in Albert Lea.  She was 87 years old.

Ardell Louise Thompson was born on November 25, 1930 at Waseca Memorial Hospital to Harry and Lillian (Papke) Wentland.  She was baptized at the Waseca United Church, and graduated from New Richland High School in 1948.

She was united in marriage to Gordon Thompson in New Richland on June 22, 1952.  To this union, the couple had three children, Sharyl, Mark, and Sandra.

Ardell was a member of First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea.  She was active in the Church Circle as well as First Lutheran Church Women.  She worked for F.W. Woolworth for 15 years and for Luke and Mary Trumble Restaurant for 20 years, as well as working at the Skyline Supper Club and the truck stop in Albert Lea.  Her favorite things to do were listening to country music, going for coffee and lunch with family and friends, and shopping with her family.  She loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, Mark (Kathy) Thompson and their children, Mark, Kristi, and Kelly (Phillip); daughter, Sandra (Michael) Calcutt and their children, Mason, Andrew and Benjamin; grandchildren, Wendi Bertelson and children Scott and Hannah; Niki (Jason) Bartlett and their children; sister in-law, Beth Wentland and many nieces and nephews.

Ardell was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon; daughter, Sharyl Bertelson; both parents and mother and father in-law; brothers, Harry, Dean and Dale; sister in-law, Janet Evans Wentland; great-granddaughter, Sara Ann Franklin.

She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

If you would like to leave a memorial, please consider donating to Just Like Home Place, 310 E. Clark St. Albert Lea, MN 56007

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