FAIRMONT - Funeral Services for Ardis F. Rasche, 87, of Fairmont, Minn., will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at St. John's United Church of Christ in Fairmont, Minn., with interment in Fairview Memorial Park in Fairmont. Ardis passed away on Saturday morning, Feb. 16, 2013, at Truman Senior Living in Truman, Minn. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont, and one hour prior to the services Thursday at the church.
Ardis Fae Rasche was born April 7, 1925, in Rutland Township, Martin County, Minn., daughter of Harry and Edna (Rasche) Ratike. She attended country school in Rutland and Fraser Townships. On Sept. 8, 1946, Ardis was united in marriage to Elvin Rasche in Fairmont, Minn. The couple were life-long Fairmont residents. This union was blessed with six children:?Roger, Brenda, Becky, Teri, Richard and Robert. Ardis worked in the kitchen at the Sirloin House in Fairmont until her retirement in 1995. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ where she sang in the church choir. Ardis was also a member of the Lee C. Prentice American Legion Post 36 Auxiliary. During her free time, Ardis enjoyed dancing with Elvin, playing cards and BINGO, watching game shows and the Minnesota Twins, cooking and canning. She especially loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ardis and Elvin shared 42 years together before Elvin passed away on Dec. 28, 1988.
Left to cherish her memory include her children, Roger Rasche and his wife, Linda of Mankato, Minn., Brenda Halstead and her husband, Mark of Estherville, Iowa, Becky Fowler of Jackson, Minn., Teri Rasche and his wife, Tanya of Fairmont, Minn., Richard Rasche and his wife, Beth of Fairmont, Minn., and Robert Rasche of Fairmont, Minn.; grandchildren, Jason, Jon, Jennifer, Jill, Rachel, Jeff, Tyler, Adam, Jacob and Tori; great-grandchildren, Cobi, Kyley, Madison, Carly, Ella and Brea; brothers, Harland Ratike and his wife, Rosie of Litchfield, Minn., Willard Ratike of Hutchinson, Minn., and Marvin Ratike and his wife, Marlene of Truman, Minn.; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Along with her parents, Harry and Edna Ratike, Ardis was preceded in death by her husband, Elvin Rasche; sister, Ethel Peterson; sister-in-law, Lillian Ratike; and nephew, Darrell Peterson.