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1928 Ardelle 2014

Ardelle Mae Richter

July 18, 1928 — October 28, 2014


July 18, 1928
Paullina, Iowa

October 28, 2014
Sioux City, Iowa

2:00 P.M. Friday, October 31, 2014
St. John Lutheran Church; Germantown, Iowa
Rev. Donald Erickson ~ Officiating

Visitation will be after 3 P.M. on Thursday, October 30, 2014
with the family present from 5 7 P.M.
at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Paullina, Iowa.

In The Garden
Sung by: Fred Schuknecht
Rock of Ages
Im But A Stranger Here, Heaven Is My Home
I Know That My Redeemer Lives
Organist: Jolene Erickson

Norman Gunnerson Steve Hunt
Joel Mueller Richard Richter
Steve Rohde Doug Koehlmoos

St. John Lutheran Cemetery
Germantown, Iowa

After todays graveside service, relatives and friends are invited
to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements are under the care of the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Paullina, Iowa


Ardelle Mae Richter, the daughter of Edward and Elsie (Holck) Westphael was born on July 18, 1928 in Paullina, Iowa. She was baptized on December 2, 1928 at Zion Lutheran Church in Paullina and confirmed as an adult on March 27, 1948 at St. John Lutheran Church in Germantown. She attended country school in Calumet and later graduated from Calumet High School. Ardelle was united in marriage to Leonard Richter on November 30, 1947 at St. John Lutheran Church in Germantown. After their marriage the couple farmed around Germantown until Leonard retired in 1998. He preceded Ardelle in death on October 6, 2012 in Orange City, Iowa. After Leonard passed, Ardelle remained at home until she passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Unity Point Health, St. Lukes, reaching the age of 86 years, 3 months and 10 days.
Ardelle was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church.
Ardelle is survived by her four children and their spouses, Nancy and Darrell Clendinnen of Castle Rock, Colorado, Kathy and Ross Miller of Gaza, Iowa, Jane and Curt Zimmerman of Castle Rock, Colorado and Daniel and Sandra Richter of Paullina, Iowa; ten grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; her mother, Elsie Hardin of Cherokee, Iowa; two brothers, Larry Westphael of Banning, California and Lonnie Westphael of Larkspur, Colorado; also nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
Ardelle is preceded in death by her father; son, Todd; granddaughter, Melissa; great grandson, Emery; two brothers, Charles and Bobby Westphael.
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