Visitation: Visitation, with family present, will be Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Service: Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 13, 2023 at Canton Lutheran Church.
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Ardell Mavis Johnson, age 97, died Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at the Sanford Canton-Inwood Hospital. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 13, 2023 at Canton Lutheran Church. Visitation, with family present, will be Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Ardell was born on January 23, 1926 in Canton, SD to Henry and Dagny (Peterson) Lien. She attended school in Canton. Ardell married Clarence L. Johnson on May 19, 1946 in Hudson, SD. The couple farmed in the Inwood, IA and Worthing, SD areas before moving to Canton in 1953.
Ardell worked at Otis Radio, did housekeeping for several homes and businesses in the Canton area, and for food services at the Canton High School until she retired to take care of her husband.
Ardell was a long-time member of Canton Lutheran Church where she volunteered preparing the Voice. She was also a life time member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Senior Citizens Center.
Ardell loved spending time with her family, playing cards with the card club, bingo, getting together with friends for birthday breakfasts, and she always anxiously waited for that first ripe tomato out of her grandson’s garden, which was always reserved for her.
Ardell is survived by two sons, Charles (Naomi) Johnson, Arlington, SD and Roger Johnson, Harrisburg, SD; one daughter, Marleen (Lowell) Feucht, Canton, SD; daughter-in-law, Linnette Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD; eight grandchildren, Garth (Angela Koch) Johnson, Matthew Johnson, Terry (Jean) Johnson, Brent Johnson, Tyler (Jennifer) Johnson, Jarrod Feucht, Eric (Kayla) Feucht, and Jessica Buer; 14 great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Ardell was predeceased by her parents, her husband Clarence, her son Dennis, sister Luella Lien, three brothers, Delvin Lien, Kenneth (Thelma) Lien, and Richard (Jeanette) Lien.