Ardith Elaine (Fortney) Sander

Died: Mon., Sep. 17, 2018


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 20, 2018
Location: Kendall Funeral Home

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM, Fri., Sep. 21, 2018
Location: Century Hall

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Sep. 21, 2018
Location: Century Hall

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Ardith Elaine (Ardie) Sander, 85 of Boscobel passed away on September 17, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Society in Fennimore after a long, courageous battle with cancer.
She was born December 21, 1932 in Citron Valley, rural Steuben, the third child of Alton and Mildred (Ward) Fortney.  She married William Sander on March 24, 1954 at the Salem United Methodist Church in Eastman, Wisconsin. He preceded her in death on December 17, 2017. Bill and Ardie farmed together on Niland Ridge between Wauzeka and Steuben, until retiring and moving to Boscobel in 2005.
She is survived by three daughters: Sue (Greg) Hurda, Boscobel; Janet (Rob) Lathrop, Boscobel; Judy Lange, Prairie du Chien and one son: Fred (Tammy) Sander of Boscobel.
Twelve grandchildren: Tyan (Bill) Hying, Muscoda; Kaylee Hurda (John Paetz), Boscobel; Kyle (Vicki) Sander, Boscobel; Elisha (Jason) Jaedike, Plain; Delaine Hurda, Cannon Falls, MN; Kristin Sander, Blue River; Kari Sander, Boscobel; Brianna (Kenny) Schumacher, Madison; Danielle Lathrop, Winona, MN; Karl (Kayla) Sander, Boscobel; Bridgette Lange (Dalton Hardy), Cadott; Kasey (Chelssi) Lathrop, Boscobel and sixteen great-grandchildren.
Sisters: Marion Austin, Laughlin, NV and Celia (Don) Rose, Prairie du Chien.  Brother: Stan (Bonnie) Fortney, Boscobel.  Sisters-in-law : Wilma Rounds, Boscobel; Lena Tainter, Gays Mills; Irene Cudney, Beloit; Alma Schleicher, Cassville;  Mary (Jinx) Walters, Wauzeka; Emily (Jim) Jeglum, Reeseville; Teresa Sander, Steuben and Phyllis Sander, Wauzeka.  Brothers-in-law: John Sander, La Crosse; Jim Sander and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Arlene Caldwell and Audrey Walker, brothers LeRoy Fortney and Bernard Fortney, and two great-grandsons, Miles Davis and Donovan Sander.
Ardith was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for large family gatherings.  Everyone loved her chicken and noodles, Swiss steak, potato salad, taco salad, and homemade pies.  She enjoyed fishing, playing cards, bingo, and “going to the boat.”  Her greatest joy was spending time with family, especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday,  September 21, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Century Hall in Wauzeka. Pastor Lance Wetter officiating. Burial in the Wauzeka Cemetery.  Friends may call on Thursday September 20, 2018 from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at the Kendall Funeral Home in Boscobel, friends may also call on Friday from 10:00-10:45 A.M. at Century Hall in Wauzeka.  Online condolences can be sent to

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Vicki (Ward) Barnes
   Posted Tue September 18, 2018
So sorry to hear Ardith has passed. Prayers for the entire family

Bob and Luba Welsh
   Posted Tue September 18, 2018
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of this fine lady. I had the pleasure to have driven Ardith's children to school and and beyond..and it was a pleasure.
Rest in Peace gentle soul. You will be remembered by many.

Paula Armentrout
   Posted Tue September 18, 2018
I am so sorry to read of Ardith's passing. I loved delivering lunch to her when I volunteered at the meal site. She was a joy to visit with and she loved to talk about her family. She was so proud of you. I am lucky to have met her. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers

   Posted Tue September 18, 2018
Janet and family,

My deepest sympathies at the loss of your Mother.
May the love and memories you shared bring peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Suzette & Wayne Jenkins

Bonnie Utech
   Posted Wed September 19, 2018
Judy, I'm so sorry for your loss. Cancer sucks!

You are in my thoughts and prayers. Know that your mother would want to celebrate life and not be sad for her.

Love, Bonnie

James B. Joy
   Posted Wed September 19, 2018
Strength & Prayers To Ardith's family

Lester and Linda
   Posted Fri September 21, 2018
So sorry for your loss.

Shirley Rodman
   Posted Fri September 21, 2018
My condolences to the family. I knew Ardith only through bingo but she was a very sweet lady. God bless you all🙏

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