Thief River Falls - Ardith Schuster, 86, died on Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at the Good Samaritan Center in Warren.
Funeral services were held on Friday, January 7 at Zion Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, with Rev. Nancy Jewell officiating. Casket bearers included Richard Larson, Danny Larson, Mike Larson, Munro Poole, Jason Schuster and Gene Kauppila. Interment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls.
Ardith Eleanor Larson was born October 4, 1918, in Thief River Falls, the daughter of Andrew and Mary (Brekke) Larson. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith. She moved with her parents to Crookston, where she lived and graduated from Central High School in Crookston in 1937.
On February 12, 1944, Ardith was united in marriage to Laurel “Bud” Schuster in Plymouth, Mich. The couple lived there for awhile, returning to Thief River Falls in 1985, when she moved to Skylight apartments and in August of 2001 she moved to the Alzheimer’s Unit at the Good Samaritan Center in Warren.
Ardith was employed at J&B Drug Store for several years and at Franklin School as a cafeteria helper for 9 years, until her retirement on May 30, 1985.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Thief River Falls.
She is survived by her son Gerald (Wanda) Schuster of Bena; daughter, Patricia (Delwin) Schob of Thief River Falls; four grandchildren; two step grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Betty Larson and Olive Larson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Laurel in 1982; infant son, Roger; her parents; sisters, Glendora McLaughlin and Helen Charchenko; three brothers, Marlo Larson, Omer Larson and Byron Larson; and step grandson, Rodney Leskiw. A00003B2005JA12