Ardell R. Priebe

Ardell Ruth (Pufahl) Priebe, 76, of Garnavillo, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Tower Living Center in Garnavillo.

Visitation was before services at the funeral home.

Funeral services were Saturday, July 20, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Hillary Burns-Kite.

Interment was at Moody Cemetery rural McGregor.

Ardell was born the daughter of Oscar and Irene (Backhaus) Pufahl, July 6, 1937, in Kansas City, Mo.

Ardell graduated from the Garnavillo High School. On May 9, 1955, she was united in marriage with Ronald Priebe in Maquoketa. She worked as a nurse’s aid for 27 years at the Guttenberg Care Center, and enjoyed reading, taking care of the elderly and watching soap operas.

She is survived by three daughters, Rhonda Danner of Virginia, Nancy Stickfort of Garnavillo, and Crystal (Kim) Medlin of Jacksonville, Fla.; one son, Mark (Denise Fuller) Priebe of Garnavillo; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Irene and Oscar and husband, Ronald.

In lieu of flowers and all styles of sympathy, Ardell’s family asks that memorials be sent to Garnavillo Library, Shepherd of the Hills food pantry, St. Olaf, or St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Garnavillo.

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