ARDIS CARLEEN SCHOLTEN, age 91, of Worthington, died Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Country View Manor in Sibley, IA. She was born August 4, 1927, in Britton, SD, to Henry and Ella (Roehr) Brandt. At the age of 1, Ardis’ mother died. Henry later married Anna Vaupel and together they raised their family. Ardis graduated from Sibley High School in 1945. She then began working as a secretary at Sibley High School.
Ardis married Wallace Scholten on May 18, 1950. The couple lived in Worthington where Ardis worked as a secretary at the American Reformed Church and the American Lutheran Church.
She was a member of the American Reformed Church where she taught Sunday School and Bible School and was active in the Ladies Guild. Ardis enjoyed sewing, knitting, reading, and puzzles. Some of her community volunteer activities included holding newborn babies at Worthington Regional Hospital, greeting arriving students at Worthington High School, and sorting donated items at Bibles for Missions Thrift Store. Ardis and Wally enjoyed numerous family camping trips when the children were young and frequent mission trips to Kentucky later in life.
Ardis is survived by her husband, Wally Scholten, Worthington, MN; four children, Debbie (Darrell) Koopmans, Holland, MI; Dianne (Tim) White, Pella, IA; Doug (Mary) Scholten, La Palma, CA; and Dave (Tamy) Scholten, Ulm, MT; nine grandchildren, Christopher (Joy) Koopmans, Leah (Nick) Fisher, Jonathan (Cate) Koopmans, Melissa (Jason) Anderson, Sarah (Matt) Zimmerman, Derek (Jillian) Scholten, Kiera (Christopher) Howard, Bridger (fiancé, Natalie) Scholten and Aiyana Scholten; thirteen great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marlys (Glenn) Polzine, Forest Lake.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Amy White, in 1981; and a brother, Edward Brandt, in 2018.
Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7 pm at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Worthington; and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Funeral will be 10:30 am Friday at the American Reformed Church, in Worthington, officiated by Pastors Tim Truesdell and Doug Scholten. Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.