Ardus Sanderson, 1932-2016

Published 10:36 am Monday, July 11, 2016

A memorial service for Ardus Sanderson will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Alden. The Rev. Greg Ofsdahl will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea and again one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will take place in Alden Cemetery.

Ardus passed away on Friday, July 8, 2016, at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea. She was 84.

Ardus Sanderson

Ardus Sanderson

Ardus L. (Fischer) was born on March 2, 1932, to Frank and Mildred (Guenther) Fischer in Freeborn County. She attended and graduated from Alden High School. Ardus was an assistant cashier at First National Bank in Alden, as well as a desk clerk at Kahler Hotel and Days Inn Hotel in Albert Lea for over 20 years.

Email newsletter signup

On March 25, 1951, Ardus was united in marriage to Tenford “Sandy” Sanderson in Walters. To this union, four children were born. Ardus and Sandy enjoyed doing many things together until Sandy passed way in 2007.

Ardus was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Alden. She helped the church by being a Sunday school teacher, choir director, on the church council and was a part of the Homemakers Group. Ardus was also the former president of the County Extension Group. Ardus loved to play cards. She enjoyed the game 500. She enjoyed it so much she immersed herself in four different card clubs. Aside from cards, Ardus took interest in genealogy. In her free time she liked to sew for people, make hardanger embroidery and she also liked to go camping and travel. Most of all, Ardus loved spending time with family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Sandy; grandsons Derek Bute and Joshua Sanderson; brothers Kenneth Fischer, Orville (Darlene) Fischer and Donald (Darlene) Fischer.

Those left to carry on her legacy include her children Daryl (Shelli) Sanderson of New London, Dave (Sue) Sanderson of Albert Lea, Diane (Lon) Thoms of Albert Lea and Steve (Pam) Sanderson of Annandale; a sister-in-law, Delores Fischer, of Albert Lea; grandchildren Jacob and Toni Sanderson, Kristin (Derek) Overland, Jessica (Calvin) Peterson, Kelli Sanderson, Jarrod (Kimberly) Robran, Jennifer Bute and Paige, Macie and Tyson Sanderson; great-grandchildren Leah and Jackson Robran, and Joshua Overland; as well as many other loving relatives and friends.

Blessed be her memory.