Ardyce Boda, 1930-2017

Published 12:06 am Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Ardyce Darlyne (Hall) Boda, 87, of LeCenter died peacefully Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at BeeHive Homes of Excelsior. A celebration of Ardyce’s life will be at noon today at St. John Lutheran Church, 105 Spruce Ave. NW in Montgomery. Visitation will take place from 11 a.m. to noon, and lunch will be served in the church social hall following the service.

Ardyce Boda

Ardyce was born on April 19, 1930, in Nicollet County to Isaac Herbert and Esther (Lund) Hall.  She spent her childhood on her family farm in Bernadotte Township and graduated from Winthrop High School.  She was united in marriage to the Rev. Robert Boda on Aug. 25, 1956, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Owatonna.

Bob and Ardyce worked as partners in ministry throughout Minnesota, serving Evangelical Lutheran Church Association parishes in Grove City, Arlington, Albert Lea, Wabasha, Ostrander and Montgomery. To the very end, Ardyce lived her life with an open heart, an open mind and an open home to all.  She was a mother to all who needed one, inspiring all with her compassion, undying faith and quick wit. A talented seamstress, artist and writer, her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends at her lake home near LeCenter. Her healing presence, warm heart and empathetic nature will be forever missed by all who knew her.

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Ardyce is survived by her husband, Robert Boda, of LeCenter; children Suzanne (George Grindahl) of Los Angeles, Kristin of Bloomington and Stephan (Maria Scholz Boda) of Minneapolis; grandchildren Sofia Hall Boda, Mae Scholz Boda and Beno Scholz Boda. She will be missed by her many devoted nieces and nephews, and special great-nephew, Nathan Burwell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Ellsworth Hall, David Hall and Stanley Hall; and sisters Florence Goebel and LeDoris Hall.

A heartfelt thanks goes out to Ardyce’s wonderful caregivers over the past years: Lake Volney neighbors Terry and Lisa Stier and family, loving caregivers from Freedom Home Care of Mankato, new friends of BeeHive Homes of Excelsior, Brighton Hospice of St. Louis Park, Dr. Carrie Wolke of Edina, the Rev. Jason Pollington of St. John Lutheran Church and Ardyce’s special team of support dogs Honza, Holly, Bentley and Finnegan.

In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to “Feed My Sheep” community assistance services through the general fund of St. John Lutheran Church of Montgomery.

Arrangements are with the Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery.