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Ardis Diede

February 2, 1959 — December 29, 2009

Ardis Diede, 50, of Breckenridge , MN , died Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at St. Francis Nursing Home, Breckenridge. The funeral will be Monday, January 4, 2010 at 2:00 pm at the United Church of Christ, Wahpeton, ND, with Pastor Ken Adams officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, January 3, 2010 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge , MN . Prayer service will be at 7:00 pm. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Interment will be at Fairview Memorial Gardens, Wahpeton.

Ardis was born February 2, 1959 at Ashley , ND to Edwin and Lenora (Kempf) Buchholz. She grew up and attended school in Ashley. On October 15, 1974 she was united in marriage to Donald Diede at Aberdeen , SD. They later moved to Wishek , ND where she worked at a restaurant. In 1988 they moved to Wahpeton, ND and in 1992 the couple moved to Breckenridge , MN . Ardis attended two years at NDSCS and studied Graphic Arts, later working at The Globe Gazette. Ardis was the director of the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce. She then attended NDSCS for two years for Computer Information Systems.

While going to school for CIS she began working at St. Francis Medical Center in Breckenridge , MN . She worked there until her health failed in April, 2009. Ardis enjoyed crafts, reading, and using her computer skills. She had collections of various items and also enjoyed camping and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Diede of Breckenridge, MN; Her daughters: Erika Diede of Fergus Falls, MN, Angela (Steve) Wagner of Fargo, ND, Adriane Diede of Fargo, ND, and Miti Aiello of San Diego, CA; Her grandchildren: Alan Hansen, Jenessa Hansen and Brodi Smith; Her mother: Lenora Buchholz of Breckenridge, MN; Her sister: Ione (Richard) Auclair of Mesa, AZ; Several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father: Edwin Buchholz and her brother: Lester Edwin in infancy.

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