Ardina S. Alexander, 91, Spencer, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at Marshfield Medical Center. Her funeral service was held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Nov. 24, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Spencer, with Rev. Rebekah Tarras officiating. Ardina was laid to rest in Saint Luke’s Cemetery in the town of Green Grove. Serving as pallbearers were Kennie Knecht, Bob Knecht, Ryan Alexander, Doug Alexander, Chuck Molle and Carl Haemer.
Ardina Knecht was born on July 10, 1927, in the town of Beaver, the daughter of Edward and Selma (nee Tesmer) Knecht. She married Delos Alexander on Nov. 23, 1946, at home in the town of Beaver and together they raised their family along with owning and operating a dairy farm. Ardina was also dedicated to caring for her parents in their later years. She enjoyed square dancing and polka dancing, was known to tell a good joke, liked playing cards with family and friends, and tending to her vegetable and flower gardens. Ardina truly loved babysitting the Goodwin kids when they were growing up and keeping in touch with them throughout the years.
Ardina is survived by her son, Leonard (Shirley) Alexander of Reedsburg; her daughter, Debbie Alexander of Spencer; her son-in-law, Jake Molle of Unity; her grandchildren: Doug Alexander of Mansfield, Texas, Cindy Kurtenbach of Chippewa Falls, and Ryan Alexander of Reedsburg; her step-grandchildren: Lisa Heinz of Dane, Chuck Molle of Madison, and Kathy Polzin of Medford; her great-grandchildren: Chelsea and Courtney Polzin, Cameron Morse, Kolby Heinz, Madison Alexander, Meghan Stafford, and Logan, Spencer, Tyler and Carly Kurtenbach; and many other relatives and friends.
Ardina was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Delos; her daughter, Emily Molle; three brothers: Herbert, Carlton and Rolland; and one sister, Bernadine Witte.
The family of Ardina would like to say thank you to the 5th Floor Marshfield Medical Center staff for the compassionate care Mom received while she was there.
The family is accepting memorials in Ardina’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, The American Cancer Society, and Trinity Lutheran Church in Spencer.
Her arrangements were under the care of Life Tributes Funeral Home-Spencer. Visit www.lifetributesfuneralhome.com to share condolences.