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Ardell Taylor

April 30, 2020

A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.


Boulger Funeral Home

Ardell Taylor

April 30, 2020


Ardell “Ardy” E. Taylor, Fargo, ND, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at Sanford Hospital.

Ardell was born on April 7, 1943 in Grand Forks, ND to Wallace and Irene Taylor. He attended school in Grand Forks and graduated from Central High School in 1961. He was passionate about his involvement with Boy Scouts of America and earned the Eagle Scout Badge in March of 1960. After high school, he enlisted in the Army Reserves (ROTC) for two years and was trained in the medical field to the equivalent of an RN in nursing. He was previously married to Ruth Raymond and together they had two children. His working career carried him near and far across the country living in Fargo, ND; Moorhead, MN; Costa Mesa, CA; Lake Forest, CA; and retiring to Eagle Point, OR.

After the Army Reserves, he embarked on his career in sales. He worked for United States Tobacco Company for 25 years and then worked for Swisher International another 25 years until his retirement.

Ardy was passionate for the well being of his family and friends. He was always ready to lend a hand, some sage advice, a story, or a joke. He loved catching up on all his old western movies and listening to old school country music in retirement. He would record them and watch them over and over again. He loved to laugh and hear stories of his children’s and grandchildren’s escapades.

Ardell is survived by his children Scott (Susan) Taylor, Watertown, SD and Kim Nordland, West Fargo, ND; 5 grandchildren Alisha (Kane) Hauber, Fargo, ND; Kara (Bret) Henning, Watertown, SD; Chase Taylor, Watertown, SD; Ty Taylor, Watertown, SD; Mason Nordland, West Fargo, ND; 3 great-grandchildren with one more on the way, Wesley Henning, Blayke Henning, Emrie Henning, his sister Jan Dooley, Talent, OR and his nephew Jeff (Amy) Dooley, Nashville, TN.

He was preceded in death by his parents Wallace and Irene Taylor.

In the wake of the current pandemic, a private celebration of life will be held at a later date.


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5 responses to “Ardell Taylor”

  1. MYRA L HARTWIG says:

    Scott and Kim, Your Dad, will live on in the hearts of everyone who loved him. I’m sorry for your loss.

  2. Kim Shiek (Toczek) says:

    Your dad was like a dad to me during our high school days!! I remember riding around in his skoal car, all decked out to draw attention. We shared lots of laughs and sarcasm – great guy!! My thoughts go out to you and Scott and families!! Love you guys!

  3. sandy simley says:

    Scott, Kim and families, Thinking of all of you during this sad time. I remember the good times of you growing up on 11th Street. Love and prayers. Sandy Simley

  4. Don Segelstrom says:

    So sorry for your loss.

    He was a great guy , glad I was able to reconnect after many years.
    Miss our chats about the old days at UST

  5. Teri Knickerbocker says:

    Scott Kim so sad to hear about your neat dad…Ardy was a great guy
    I had the honor to work with him in the tobacco industry. He gave me some great advice on stocks buys and I’m grateful for that. I feel bad as we had not talked in a few years 😞 rest in peace my dear friend 💔.

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