Lawrence George “Larry” Ardolf, age 84, of rural Lester Prairie, was faced with many health issues the last 2 years, including throat cancer. He beat cancer in 2018, his long, hard fight came to an end when he passed away on April 28, 2020, with his loving family by his side.
He was born on November 13, 1935 in Rich Valley Township, McLeod County the son of George and Deloris (Nyman) Ardolf.
Larry honorably served his country in the United States Army and was a Korean War veteran.
He was joined in holy marriage to JoAnn Rozeske on May 11, 1957 at St. Adalbert Catholic Church in Silver Lake. God blessed their marriage with three children.
Larry engaged in farming in Rich Valley Township for many years and also was formerly employed at Green Giant in Glencoe.
He was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake.
Larry was active in many organizations including the American Legion, VFW, D.A.V., 40/8, the Knights of Columbus and the Silver Lake Sportsman’s Club. He was past commander 3rd District Vise and financial officer for Post #141 of Silver Lake. Through the years, he enjoyed fishing and deer hunting.
Survived by his loving wife of 63 years JoAnn; children Jerry (Cindy) Ardolf and Bonnie (Kevin Schermann) all of Silver Lake; three grandchildren Ashley, Travis and Kayla; five great grandchildren Indy, Elli, Caleb, Emily and Olivia; sister Kay (Gary) Nowak of Silver Lake; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Al (Betty) Rozeske and Rosemary (Harry) Stibal; many other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by a son Randy; his parents; a brother Dale; a sister Janet Moberg; a brother-in-law Al Moberg; father-in-law and mother-in-law Joe and Angela Rozeske.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Lawrence G. “Larry” Ardolf will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake at a later date.
The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake served the family. On-line condolences can be made at www.mareshfuneralhome.com
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