Ardyce M. Guritz
Ardyce 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.