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Ardyce Young

November 23, 1924 — April 19, 2017

Ardyce Young, 92, of Redwood Falls died Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 24, 2017 from Cornerstone Christian Church in Redwood Falls with burial to follow in Crestlawn Cemetery, rural Redwood Falls. Visitation will be held Monday, from 10 until 11 a.m., at Cornerstone Christian Church.

Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Redwood Falls. E-mail condolences may be sent via .

Ardyce Young, the daughter of Oscar and Vera (Willroth) Naig, was born November 23, 1924 in Madison, Minnesota. She spent her earliest years in Gary, South Dakota and then moved with her family to Beaver Falls, Minnesota when she was eight years old. Ardyce received her elementary education in Gary and in country school in Beaver Falls. She enrolled in Redwood Falls Public School her freshman year, graduating from Redwood Falls High School, at age 16, in 1941. Following high school, Ardyce worked for the C.O. Halvorson family and occasionally was called upon by Superintendent Halvorson to serve as a substitute teacher.

On June 22, 1944, Ardyce and Charles “Chuck” Young eloped and were married in Minneapolis. After Chuck received his Navy “wings,” the couple lived in Miami, Florida for 10 months; when he deployed overseas, Ardyce returned to Redwood Falls where she worked for Knudson’s Jewelry. When Chuck returned from the service, the couple lived in Hector before moving to Beaver Falls in 1946. They moved their family to Redwood Falls in 1959. Ardyce was employed at Woolworths for a time, then Williams Studio where she worked until 1973. She then worked for Control Data/MPI/Zytec until she reached retirement age. At that time Ardyce began volunteering as a driver for WESCAP, continuing until she was 89 years old.

Ardyce was a member of Cornerstone Christian Church for 76 years where she served as a deaconess, trustee, church board secretary, treasurer and was a member of the Twilight Circle. She also belonged to the Piecemakers quilters at First Presbyterian Church. Ardyce was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary and was a Red Hat Lady. Ardyce followed all sports and, as a Red Hat Lady, attended all the Redwood Valley High School games – including hockey!

She is survived by her daughters Karen Speros of Redwood Falls, Kathie Pedersen of Plymouth, Diane (Bill) Spieth of Chicago, Illinois, and Peggy (Ross) Dolezal of Redwood Falls; grandchildren Grant (Eden) Speros, Jon Speros, Cember (Tim) Sandow, Tod (Tammy) Pedersen, Scott Pedersen, Debra (Eric) Herr, Shawn (Ronda) Dolezal, and Alanna (Jeff) Maddox; and several great- and great-great-grandchildren. Ardyce was preceded in death by her husband Chuck in 1986, son-in-law Gus Speros, and brother Melvin Naig.

Blessed be her memory.
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Monday, April 24, 2017

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Cornerstone Christian Church

241 E 3rd St, Redwood Falls, MN 56283

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