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Ardis E Schwarck

April 20, 1934 December 24, 2019
Ardis E Schwarck
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Ardis Schwarck, age 85 of Riceville, IA, passed away Tuesday, December 24 at the Riceville Family Care and Therapy Center in Riceville.

Ardis was born April 20, 1934 in St. Anthony, Iowa to Vernon L. and Avis B. (Howard) Wolford. She graduated from Whitten High School in 1951. While in High School Ardis worked as a waitress in her grandmother’s restaurant in Marshalltown, it was there that she learned to be a wonderful cook. She married Chris Schwarck on August 19th, 1951 in Whitten, Iowa, they later divorced. In 1955 they moved to a farm by Riceville; she always enjoyed helping out with farm work and maintaining a large garden. She canned much of her garden produce for later use. She was always a very good cook; no one ever left the house hungry. Ardis enjoyed making rugs on her own rug loom. Ardis also enjoyed traveling, especially her trips to Hawaii and Europe.  

Ardis is survived by three sons: Dan (Laurie) Schwarck of Riceville, Rick (Holly) Schwarck of St. Ansgar and Christopher John (Janine) Schwarck of Riceville; Eleven grandchildren: Bradley, Mike, Anthony, Alyssa, Katelin, Matthew, Reed, Greg, Jordan, Tyler and Lindsey; her former spouse, Chris of Mason City; two siblings: Dr. James Wolford of Florida and Frances Terhune of Texas; a sister-in-law, Marjorie Wolford of New Mexico.

Ardis was preceded in death by her parents, three siblings: Howard Wolford, who died as an infant, Dr. Enlow Wolford and Marily Allensworth; and a sister-in-law, Tanya Wolford.


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Visitation

Tuesday

31

Dec

10:00 AM 12/31/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/31/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Peter's Lutheran Church

105 West 6th Street
Riceville, IA 50466

St. Peter's Lutheran Church
105 West 6th Street Riceville 50466 IA
United States

Service

Tuesday

31

Dec

11:00 AM 12/31/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Peter's Lutheran Church

105 West 6th Street
Riceville, IA 50466

St. Peter's Lutheran Church
105 West 6th Street Riceville 50466 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Peter's Lutheran Final Resting Place

13798 Addison Ave
Riceville, IA 50466

13798 Addison Ave Riceville 50466 IA
United States
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