Ardis Leonora Creydt

Ardis Leonora Creydt

MONONA-Ardis Leonora Creydt, age 91, of Monona, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

She was born on Sept. 29, 1925, in Hustisford, Wis., the daughter of Leonard and Nora (Reichow) Mueller. Growing up with three brothers on a farm, she spoke only German until the beginning of kindergarten. Ardis graduated from Hustisford High School. She was united in marriage to Omer Creydt on October 11, 1947. Together they raised five children.

Ardis was an avid crafter and especially enjoyed quilting and knitting. Each member of her family has a treasure made by her. Some of the highlights in Ardis’ life were, her portrayal of “Matthew” in The Last Supper, neighborhood card club parties, bowling league secretary, Carson Gulley line server, Monona Rhythm Band member, best friend to Ginny, and AFS mom to Tsedale.

Ardis enjoyed travelling to Germany and Switzerland, annual trips to Hot Springs, Ark., and family gatherings at the cabin.

Ardis is survived by her five children; Terry (Lydia) of Madison, Lynne Glinski of Green Bay, Joel (Pam) of Altoona, Mary Creydt of Madison, and Cindy (Tony) Brooks of Waterford; grandchildren, Beth, Jeremy (Lori), Amy, Ben, Sam (Meaghan), Jeff (Bethany), Dan, Nathan, and Grant; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Emily, Joshua, Garrett, Claire, Griffin and Owen; brother, Arlen (Delores) Mueller; and brother-in-law, Harris (Alice) Creydt; along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Omer in 2012; brothers, Delbert and Walde Mueller; and sister-in-law, Jeanette Hinze.

A Celebration of Life will be held at ST. STEPHEN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 5700 Pheasant Hill Rd, Monona, at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 12, 2017 with the Rev. Elisa Brandt presiding. Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens.

Memorials may be made to St. Stephen’s Food Pantry.

The family wishes to thank Vasko and the crew at Dairyland; Heritage Assisted Living, especially Laura and Austria; and Heartland Hospice for their compassionate care.

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