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Ardis I. Westrud Jan. 12, 1945 - April 5, 2009

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WILLMAR -- Ardis Ione Westrud, 64, of Willmar died Sunday at her home.

The service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood. Burial will be in the West Lake Johanna Lutheran Cemetery.

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Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

She was born Jan. 12, 1945, in Glenwood to Egbert and Evelyn (Paulson) Elvehjem. She grew up on a farm near Brooten and graduated from Brooten High School.

On June 27, 1964, she married Gerald Westrud in Brooten. They made their home in Minneapolis. He died in 1975. She lived in New Hope and Fridley before moving to Willmar in 1980. She was employed at Molenaar's in Willmar. In 2003, she moved to the Park Rapids area for five years before moving back to Willmar in July.

She is survived by two daughters: Michelle (and Allen) Genz of Park Rapids and Marie (and Harland) Oswald of Kerkhoven; four grandchildren; siblings: Eileen (and Rod) Bjorlin of Buffalo and John (and Chung) Elvehjem of Wadena.

She was preceded in death by her husband and one brother.

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