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Ardyce Dahl, 83, of Northwood, ND passed away Monday, July 6, 2015 at Northwood Deaconess Health Center in Northwood. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 5:00p.m at Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northwood. A visitation will be held from 3:00p.m until the time of the service at the church. Burial will be in the Northwood Cemetery.
Ardyce Ione Lorenson was born February 29, 1932 at the Greenbush, MN Hospital. Ardyce was the eighth child of Peder and Agda (Wicklund) Lorenson and the first of their children to be born in a hospital. She was raised in Huss Township, Strathcona, MN.
Ardyce met Orphie M. Dahl at a Washington Lutheran Church Ice Cream Social in rural Northwood in the summer of 1951. They married on November 2, 1951 in Thief River Falls, MN. They made their home on a farm east of Northwood where they farmed and raised their family. In 1978 they moved into Northwood. Orphie passed away on November 4, 1997, two days after their 46th wedding anniversary.
She is survived by her sons, Owen (Debbie) rural Northwood, Ellison "Al" (Cheri) rural Fisher, MN and Lance Dahl of Hatton, ND. Daughters, Susan (Terry McEwan) Dahl and Cindy Dahl, both of Grand Forks ND. Five grandchildren; Joel (Stephanie) Dahl, Sabin, MN; Ryan (Lisa) Dahl, Fargo, ND; Jessica (Justin) Steward, Northwood, ND; Tawnya Blackburn, Grand Forks ND, Adam Dahl, Grand Forks ND and Jessilyn (Shane) Vizner, Fisher, MN. Six great grandchildren, Brandon Blackburn, Florence KY; Noah and Tommie Dahl of Sabin, MN, Ryley Dahl of Fargo, and Hunter and Hannah Steward of Northwood. Two Step-Great grandchildren, Zachary and Tyler Wilson of Fargo. Godchildren Douglas Sumner, Carthage, MO, Brian Sumner, Washington, MO and Shari Hanson, Northwood, ND. Sister, Olga Hamberg, Middle River, MN as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Orphie; her parents, a brother, Johnny Lorenson, sisters, Bernice Christopher, Alice Anderson, Gladyce Rynning, Mildred Sumner and Agnes Olson.
Memorials are preferred to the Northwood ELCA Church Air Conditioning Fund or Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Sorry for ur loss Justin and Jessica.
Leslie zapata Aug 26 2015 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss!! When I helped up at the nursing home ardyce always invited me in for a pice of candy that she had sitting by the door and she talked about her day and also asked me about mine as well!! RIP:: Ardyce you will be dearly missed by all who you shared your jokes to and made people's day by laughing and talking!!
Kristy Jul 10 2015 12:00 AM
My sympathies go out to my cousins... Your mom was one of the best people I know... I still remember going out to the farm as a kid and how much fun I had... Your mom was always cooking... Slottering... Or canning something. She was tough as nails, softer than a feather pillow, stronger than steel, never afraid to tell it like it is... She was the kind of person we should all want to emulate. I love you Auntie and miss you...
Waylan Lundquist Jul 9 2015 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss, many fond memories of your mom.
Lee Bratlie Jul 9 2015 12:00 AM
Julia High Jul 9 2015 12:00 AM
Our thoughts are with you Susan and to the Dahl family, at this very difficult time. We unfortunately never met your Mother but through the sharing of pictures and stories about her kind and giving nature Susan, we felt we knew her. She is smiling down on her beautiful family.
Grace & Jack Irwin Jul 9 2015 12:00 AM
Condolences on the loss of you loved one.
Steve & Marla Bopp Jul 9 2015 12:00 AM
Miss you Mom!
Cindy Dahl Jul 7 2015 12:00 AM