Ardyce “Ardie” Fossum 61, of Dell Rapids passed away unexpectedly at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls Tuesday, November 24, 2015. Memorial services will begin at 10:00 AM Monday, November 30, 2015 at The Lutheran Church of Dell Rapids. Inurnment will be in Dell Rapids Cemetery. Memorial visitation with the family present will be from 2:00 to 5:00 PM Sunday, November 29, 2015 at Minnehaha Funeral Home in Dell Rapids. Condolences may be left at Minnehaha Funeral Home.
Ardyce Elaine Fossum was born July 6, 1954 to Wessel and Kate (Schriever) Plucker. Her first days of school were in an old country school, she then went on to graduate from Canton High School in 1972. Ardie married her high school sweetheart, Denny Fossum, on July 8, 1972. The couple then moved to the Dell Rapids area. She was a phenomenal and dedicated wife, mom, and grandma.
Ardie worked in Dell Rapids while her daughter was in school. She often volunteered to help and was Girl Scout leader for many years. When her favorite granddaughter was born she made the decision to go into very early retirement so she could play with her grandbaby. They spent hours reading books, talking, and doing crafts together over the years. Ardie loved her family, neighbors and her home. She was a strong, sincere woman, always the first one lending a hand and the last one to want any credit for things she had done. She enjoyed baking and doing crafts for others, as a way of giving a little of herself to those around her.
Grateful for having shared her life are her daughter, Denise Logan of Dell Rapids; granddaughter, Taiven Logan of New York; brothers, Wendell (Donna) Plucker, Odell Plucker, Alan (Janel) Plucker; sister, Kathleen Geiman, all of Canton; many nieces and nephews and numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Denny Fossum; parents, Wessel and Kate Plucker; sisters, Karen (Clarence) Van Gronigen and Audrey (Dean) Johnson and brother, Elroy (Karen) Plucker.