Ardell Johnson

January 23, 1926 - February 8, 2023

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.

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  1. Ila Torkelson on February 8, 2023 said:


  2. Patty and Craig Dittberner on February 9, 2023 said:

    Our prayers and sympathy for her family and friends. She was one of my ladies volunteering to help with water bills when I worked for the City. What a fun and wonderful lady! I certainly enjoyed knowing her. Patty and Craig Dittberner

  3. Sandi Lundstrom on February 9, 2023 said:

    My heart is sad to hear the news of Ardell’s passing. I loved her so much. She had a standing appointment at my salon and I fixed her hair for many years. She was witty and always made me laugh and she had the best giggle. Hugs and sympathy to all of Ardell’s family.

  4. Tami Rikansrud on February 9, 2023 said:

    Johnson family, I’m so sorry to see this. What a wonderful lady she was.

  5. willma Romereim on February 9, 2023 said:

    My deepest sympathy to you all. Ardell was so nice when we lived on 6th street. so glad I got to know her.

  6. Donna Gries on February 9, 2023 said:

    I often thought of Ardell. I worked with her for a few years. She was a very special person. She always had a smile and a kind word. God Bless you all. Many prayers 🙏

  7. Jeanie Jacobsen on February 10, 2023 said:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. She was such a sweet lady! I so enjoyed visiting with her. My prayers to her entire family.

  8. Audrey Abbott on February 10, 2023 said:

    Charlie, Naomi & Garth,
    Sorry to hear of Ardell’s passing. May the memories you each have bring you comfort in the coming days and beyond. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Lori Pudenz on February 10, 2023 said:

    Ardell was a beautiful lady, one of my favorite “church” ladies always helping with the monthly newsletter! She will be missed by many!

  10. Linda Thormodsgard on February 10, 2023 said:

    She was such a great lady. Although I have not seen her for a long time I always remember that beautiful smile. May you all feel Gods peace.

  11. Forrest Lien on February 10, 2023 said:

    Aunt Ardell was always a joy to talk with. I admired her “spunk”, her energy(always on the go) and independence. She will be missed!

  12. arvene on February 11, 2023 said:

    Charlie and Naomi
    So sorry to see your loss.
    She took good care of Charlie and I
    in our “teen age years”.

  13. Loren Wallem on February 11, 2023 said:

    Charlie, Roger and Marleen — So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all at your time of sorrow.

  14. Wilma Romereim on February 11, 2023 said:

    my deepest sympathy to the families. Ardell was a very special lady.

  15. Anthony Elshaug on February 13, 2023 said:

    Charlie & Family,

    We are saddened to hear about your loss. We are thinking of you all, and hoping you find peace and strength in the days ahead.

    In loving memory of Ardell,

    Anthony Elshaug
    Rodger Fenster
    John Kouba
    Andrew Kvien
    Jamey Moss