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Ardis Postovit

October 08, 1940 - August 10, 2016

Memorial Service - Thursday

August 18, 2016
- 11:00 AM

Hope Lutheran Church North Campus, Fargo

Visitation - Thursday

August 18, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Ardis Postovit

October 08, 1940 - August 10, 2016


Ardis M. Postovit of Fargo, North Dakota, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the age of 75.

Ardis was born on October 8, 1940 on the family farm near Max, ND, the daughter of Melvin and Hilda (Kempf) Torgerson. She graduated from Max High School and Concordia College, and then taught elementary school in East Fairview, Montana, until her marriage to John J. Postovit on June 10, 1961.

Ardis devoted her talents to maintaining the Postovit household through numerous relocations from Harvey, Crosby, Grand Forks, Bismarck and Fargo, and to raising their children John Scott, Bruce and Brenda. Family was most important to Ardis. She was a skilled seamstress, and enjoyed numerous crafts, art activities and leisure time with a mystery novel. She loved watching the birds at the Postovit Floyd Lake summer house, where she planned and nurtured magnificent flower gardens.

Ardis is survived by her husband John J. and children John Scott (Elizabeth), Ben Lomond, California; Bruce A. (Amy), Parker, Colorado; Brenda K. (Robert) Becker, Kalamazoo, Michigan; grandsons Adam, Kevin and Michael; brother Wesley Torgerson; brothers-in-law Robert (Karen) Postovit and Howard (Bonnie) Postovit; sister-in-law Ruthie Postovit; and four nieces and seven nephews.

Ardis was a member of Hope Lutheran Church for 45 years. There will be a visitation at Hope Lutheran North on August 18, 2016 at 10 AM, followed by the funeral service at 11AM.


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13 responses to “Ardis Postovit”

  1. Harold and Pat Jacobson says:

    We are so glad that we were able to visit with Ardis and John at the reunion this summer. We enjoyed it very much. Ardis was a very special person and will be missed by many.

  2. Don Blanding says:

    Thinking of you John and very sorry for your loss.
    Don Blanding
    Detroit Lakes

  3. Shirley Lord says:

    John and family. How do I begin to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. She was a wonderful lady and a special friend. I will miss her so very much. May God Bless you all during these difficult days.

  4. Bill Paulson says:

    So sorry for your loss. I know that these are very difficult days for you
    Regards, Bill Paulson

  5. Cliff and Janice (Noteboom) Adkins says:

    Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

  6. Samm Dregseth says:

    John and family – so sorry for your loss.

  7. Bruce Peterson says:

    We were so sorry to hear about this. She was a fantastic woman, wife and mother. I know she will be missed. Our condolences to you all.

    Bruce & Tammy Peterson

  8. Bev (Bomstad) Jacobson says:

    So sorry for your loss.
    Our Sympathy to your family during this difficult time.
    Jim and Bev Jacobson
    OF Sunrise on Little Floyd Lake

  9. Paul and Shauna Weber says:

    Through our long relationship with John Scott, we were introduced to Ardis a few years ago. He was so right about her, she was so gracious and warm just as he described her. We were so sorry to hear of her passing. Condolences to her entire family.

  10. Irene & Denis Leach says:

    John – Our sincere sympathy on the loss of you wife. We pray for comfort and peace for you and your family during this very difficult time of your grief.
    Irene & Denis Leach
    USWest Retirees

  11. Meg Murphy, Floyd Lake says:

    So sorry for your loss, John and family. I will miss Ardis as I bike by your house and at the Lake gatherings. She was a lovely woman, talented gardener and fellow cat lover.

  12. Betty (Jothen) Field says:

    To Ardis’s family,
    I was shocked to hear of Ardis’s passing, since I heard she was just at the Max high-school reunion. We became friends when Ardis attended school in Garrison, around 4th or 5th grade and I spent time with her family on the farm during a few weeks in the summer. My sympathy to her brother, Wesley and to John & their family. It was nice to keep in touch at Christmas and see pictures of her & her wonderful family. She was a very special friend!

  13. Wanda Olsen says:

    Dear John, so very sorry for your loss. Was so shocked when Dan notified me. Losing someone you dearly love is so hard, but our good memories and our families help us get through this difficult time. Dan certainly enjoys your conversations. Also, thank you for sending him enformation and the pictures. Take care John, love Wanda.

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