Funeral services for Ardis Arlene Uittenbogaard of Hollandale, MN, will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Hollandale Reformed Church. Pastor Neal Ooms will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Hollandale Cemetery prior to the visitation at the church on Saturday. Ardis died Tuesday evening, September 3, 2019 at the Thorne Crest Retirement Center in Albert Lea surrounded by her four daughters. She was 93 years of age. Ardis was born July 1, 1926 in Hartley, IA, the daughter of Jacob and Lena (Dickman) Bress. She attended public school in Sheldon, IA. On April 18, 1946 she was united in marriage to Dick Uittenbogaard in Sheldon, IA. Together they made their home in Chicago, IL, Waltham, MN, Clarks Grove, MN, and Hollandale since 1967 where they owned and operated Dicks Food Market. Ardis was a very active member of the Hollandale Reformed Church since 1954 being a part of the Dorcas Circle, Helping Hands and the church banner committee. Her ministry mission was the Operation Christmas Child where she worked countless years on this project. She also loved making afghans for each family member. Mom loved attending Women of Faith together with her daughters. Ardis’s volunteer work included Treasurer of the Hollandale Swimming Pool and active grandparent for the Hollandale Christian School. She was a wonderful cook and baker; her cinnamon rolls were the best! She loved being a wife, mother and grandma and sharing holidays all together. Ardis is survived by her four daughters, Sheri Johnson, Kathy (Steve) Gilbertson, Susie Veldman and Joan (Lyle) Godeke. Grandchildren include, Anastasia (Chris) Van Leuven and their children Macy and Aiden, Sara Jo (Charles) Lovejoy and their children Maya and Ella, Andy (Sara) Johnson and their children Kaylee and Brady, Jeremy (Janelle) Gilbertson and their children Josie and Joa, Jason (Stephanie) Gilbertson and their children Madison and Jackson, Nick (Breanna) Veldman and their children Kynsleigh and Nolan, Mike Veldman and Kristy Veldman, Adam (Becky) Godeke and their children Hailee, Carsten and Jayce, Jenna (Sean) LaCoursiere and their children Emma and Riley and Luke Godeke. Sisters; Vione (Vernon) Nieuwenhuis, LaDone (Darrel) Schnurr and Janey (Jerry) Westra. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dick, as well as one brother Kenneth, sisters Doris and Beverly, sister-in-law Evelyn, brothers-in-law Merle and Orville and one niece Pam Hillyer.
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