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Ardith Magnuson

August 19, 1930 - April 22, 2020

Services will be held at a later date.


Boulger Funeral Home

Ardith Magnuson

August 19, 1930 - April 22, 2020


Ardith Faye Magnuson, 89, formerly of Hillsboro, ND, passed away on April 22, 2020 of coronavirus.

She was born August 19, 1930 to Carl and Grace (Koschnick) Anderson of Antler ND. She attended school in both Antler and Westhope where she graduated in 1948. Following graduation, Ardith attended Dakota Business College in Fargo where she met Arthur O. Magnuson of Moorhead. She worked for a time at Manchester Biscuit Co. in Fargo before they married March 3, 1951, in Moorhead. Art had been recalled to service in the Navy so their first home was in California. Following his discharge in 1952, they made their permanent home in Hillsboro. Art passed away in October 1999. Ardith downsized to apartment living in Fargo in 2005, and entered Eventide Fargo Skilled Care in November 2018.

She is survived by son Michael (Rhonda) Magnuson of Norwalk, IA; daughter Karen (Joe) Schneider of Moorhead MN; granddaughters Sara (Jayk) Seifert and Amy (P.J.) Thacker of Rochester MN; and grandsons Paul (Lindsay) Schneider of Chanhassen MN, and Jeff (Ann) Schneider of Hawley MN; great grandchildren Connor, Mara and Adam Schneider; Adilynn and Zayden Seifert; and Theodore, Oliver and Henry Thacker; and brother Marvin Anderson of Grand Jct. CO. Other special people in her life were the Chy and Eng Uong family from Cambodia and Huynh and Sabone Tran family from Viet Nam. She was “grandma” to their children, grand and great grandchildren and she loved them all dearly.

Preceeding Ardith in death were husband Art, infant grandson Andrew Magnuson, and parents Carl and Grace Anderson.

Due to these special times there will be a service at a later date. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Moorhead.


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10 responses to “Ardith Magnuson”

  1. Tom and Deb Eblen says:

    Karen, Mike, and families,

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss of Ardith. She was such a nice lady and treated all people with kindness and respect. She will be missed by many. God bless your memories of a wonderful lady!

    Tom and Deb Eblen

  2. Mary Uong-Kaale says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Grandma Magnuson’s passing. She was so kind to us kids and we loved her very much. One of many memories, I have of her was taking pictures of us girls and my parents and gifting those pictures to us for memories to have. I remember also how happy she was to give us those pictures as we girls were so excited to keep those memories and the time she took to capture us on film and that we were precious in her eyes. I too, now take lots of pictures to capture precious times with my family. Grandma Magnuson….thank you. You were very precious to us.

  3. Lolly and Duane Dumas says:

    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a lovely lady!! Hold on to the memories.

  4. Donald Foss says:

    Dear Karen, Mike,& Family. Your Mother was loved by everyone in Hillsboro. My thoughts are overtaken with great memories of your Parents. They were very generous in service to our community and our church. Thank God for there lives and what they meant to everyone that knew them.

  5. Kathy Larson says:

    God bless the memory of Ardith. Such a kind, warm woman to grace our lives in Hillsboro. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you celebrate her life. Kathy and Stuart Larson

  6. Fr. Tim Bushy says:

    Karen and family,
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers in the death of your mother. May she have eternal peace and joy and may her legacy of love and faith live on in all of you. Fr. Tim Bushy

  7. Lynn and Julie Foss says:

    Karen, Mike and families:

    Our thoughts, prayers and sympathy to all of you during this difficult time. May all the wonderful memories of your Mom and grandmother help in some small way to ease the pain you are feeling now and in the days ahead. Lynn and I remember so well the time we met your Mom in one of the Fargo grocery stores a few years ago. We so enjoyed that visit. We talked and laughed and hashed over “old” times spent in Hillsboro. She was such a sweet person and will be missed by all who knew her.

  8. Amy Uong says:

    Dear Karen and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Mom Magnuson’s passing, she was such a kind, generous and loving person. We were so blessed to have known her. I have such fond memories of her taking my siblings and I out shopping and for ice cream in the small town of Hillsboro. Her thoughtful and caring presence will be forever cherished and she will be greatly missed.

  9. Sara Sager says:

    Your mother was a fun lady. I enjoyed the short time I knew her and was glad to have made a small impression on her life.

  10. Edie Braaten says:

    Ardith was a lovely lady. I would often talk to her prior to our church service. To me she showed us what a true Christian always looked like. She was such a kind and loving woman. and always smiling. I am sure you are so proud of being her children.

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