Ardyce M. Guritz

On April 16, 2017

Guritz, ArdyceArdyce M. Guritz, 91, of Fairmont, formerly of Jackson, passed away at the Lakeview Methodist Healthcare Center in Fairmont on Friday, April 14th.  A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 18th, from 5-7p.m. at the Osterberg Funeral Home in Jackson.  A private family funeral service will be held later.  

Ardyce was born February 7, 1926 in Carthage, South Dakota. The daughter of William H. and Amy (Smith) Miller. She lived on a farm near Carthage and Artesian, South Dakota.

She attended country school in Artesian, SD and Jackson, MN. On November 19, 1944, she was united in marriage to Herbert Guritz at the Salem Lutheran Church in Jackson. She worked at Chozen’s in Jackson when Herbert was gone in the service. When he came home they farmed on the Guritz home place until June of 1964.

Ardyce was a housewife until 1973 when she worked at the Fields Bakery and Country Manor in Jackson.

Ardyce was involved in Our Saviors Lutheran Church bible study, and at Good Samaritan Auxiliary she was treasurer and helped at a lot of the bingo games.

Ardyce was a life time member of the VFW Auxiliary. She had the office of president and secretary and was with the color guard.

In 2004, Herbert and Ardyce moved to Fairmont, Ardyce enjoyed dancing and playing cards with her many friends.

Ardyce is survived by four sons, Douglas and his wife, Darla of Mankato, Mark of Tucson, AZ., Roger of Grand Junction, CO and Kevin and his wife, Sandy of Fairmont, MN 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.

Ardyce was preceded in death by her parents; husband Herbert; one sister, Arlene and brother-in-law, Forest Tysdal; and a granddaughter, Kristen Guritz.

Blessed be the memory of Ardyce Marie Guritz.

2 Guestbook Entries for “Ardyce M. Guritz”

  • Our sympathy to your family on the loss of Ardy. Our families had wonderful times fishing and camping together. She was a wonderful lady!

  • So sorry to hear of cousin Ardyce passing. She was always a joy to be around. Even thou she was over ten older than I, she was an inspiration for her love of life. May God bless each of you with grace, strength and faith until you all meet again in the next life. She reminded me of Aunt Amy who always had a smile on her face, laughter at herself and enjoying life to the fullest. This is from the cousin Henrietta, daughter of Bessie Smith Heinrichs. sister of Amy Miller. Facebook Ann H Burns

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