Ardys Ingvalson

Ardys Geneva Ingvalson (nee Omodt), 84, passed away into the arms of our Lord March 8, 2019. She lived an amazing and exemplary life, full of love, compassion, service and faith. A celebration of Ardys’ life will be held at Faith Lutheran Church of Blackhammer, 16013 Houston County Road 4, Spring Grove, MN Friday, April 19 at 10 a.m.

Born in Caledonia, MN to Melvin and Regina Omodt in 1934, Ardys lived in Beaver Ridge outside of Caledonia in her formative years. After living most of her life in Spring Grove, MN, she moved to Waukon in her final year to be closer to daughters. Sincere thanks to the very kind Nurses and Caregivers of Veterans     Memorial who provided loving in-home support.

Ardys was the wife of Leland Ingvalson (deceased) for 59 years and was the BEST. MOM. EVER. to nine children: Mark Ingvalson (deceased), Marcia Ingvalson, John Ingvalson, Janine (Ingvalson) Wirth, Debra (Ingvalson) Landsom, Daniel Ingvalson, Suzanne Lynette (deceased), Susanne Faith (Ingvalson) Benouna and Sara (Ingvalson) Morken. She was also the proud grandmother of 21 and great-grandmother of 13.

With her husband, Leland, Ardys lived and worked with her children outside of Spring Grove, MN on a dairy farm for 22 years. In addition, Ardys worked for almost 30 years collectively at Caledonia’s Sprague Bank and Jennings State Bank in Spring Grove, where she was known for her hard work and kindness towards all patrons. Her most coveted job, however, was being a mother, working selflessly and tirelessly to care for her large brood.

Ardys’ capacity to love was boundless, grounded in her faith in God and desire to be a humble servant to him and others. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” was not merely a trite concept for Ardys but how she lived every day of her life.

Ardys was preceded in death by her husband, Leland; her beloved son, Mark; her daughter, Suzanne; her granddaughter, Mackenzie Ingvalson-Kristovich; and three of her siblings, Vivian Brevig, Doris Bakke and Alden Omodt.

She will be remembered for countless things, but her amazing baking skills, love of pizza, music and fashion, which included a hatred of all hats, and her tear-filled laughter, will forever be emblazoned in our hearts.

Roble Funeral Home of Spring Grove, MN is assisting the family with arrangements.

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