Ardis Lowe


Sioux Falls, SD

December 18, 2020

Ardis Lowe, 91, of Garretson died Friday, December 18, 2020 at Prince of Peace in Sioux Falls.

Private funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Zion Lutheran Church, Garretson. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Ardis Verna Elizabeth Cherrington was born to parents Anna and Vernon Cherrington May 25, 1929 in Canton SD. She grew up and graduated from Canton High School in May 1947. She worked at Schriver’s Insurance until her marriage to James Lowe.

Ardis married James Lowe November 27, 1954 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls. After their marriage they moved to Brandon, SD in 1956 where they lived for seven years. They then moved to a farm near Garretson and into town in 1986. Ardis worked for Palisade Manor as a nurses aide and enjoyed visiting with the residents. She was an active member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Garretson. She enjoyed her music and playing the organ. She loved working with the kids for programs and other activities at the school. She is best known for her great baking and cooking skills. Kids loved her brownies, rolls and hot chocolate after a day of sledding down the hill on their farm. She loved to play card games and also watching the grandkids at their sport activities.

She moved to Sioux Falls and lived there until the time of her death.

Ardis passed away on Friday, December 18th, 2020 surrounded by her family at Prince of Peace, Sioux Falls.

Grateful for having shared her life are her two sons, Jeff (Darla) Lowe, Garretson, Joe Lowe, Osteen, Florida, two daughters, Pam (Harlan) Solma, Luverne, Minnesota, Peggy (Tom) Mahon, Sioux Falls, twelve grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren. 

She was preceded by her parents, Husband, James, brothers, Wayne and Loren and a sister Verlla and an infant brother and sister.

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