Ardell Lavern Townsend

  • Born: December 4, 1935
  • Died: August 17, 2019
  • Location: West Bend, Wisconsin

Koepsell Funeral & Cremation Services, Mayville

301 North Walnut Street
Mayville, WI 53050

Tel. (920) 387-4440

Tribute & Message From The Family

Ardell Lavern Townsend, age 83, of West Bend passed away peacefully on August 17, 2019 at New Perspective Senior Living in West Bend, with her family by her side.

A funeral service to celebrate Ardell's life will take place on Saturday, August 24th at 11:30 a.m. at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Mayville with the Rev. Allen Behnke officiating. A visitation will take place on Saturday, August 24th from 10 a.m. to the time of the funeral service at 11:30 at the church in Mayville.

Ardell was born the daughter of Herman and Frieda (Janke) Himstedt on December 4, 1935 in Fredonia, Wisconsin. She was a 1953 graduate of Port Washington High School. Ardell was united in marriage to Leland Townsend on May 1, 1954 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Fredonia, Wisconsin. Ardell was previously employed as a laboratory worker for Fromm Laboratories, Inc. in Wisconsin and Rana Daycare in Tennessee, while after her retirement, she enjoyed spending more time with her family and church members. Ardell was a faithful member of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Mayville.

Ardell is survived by her children, Kevin (Renee) Townsend and Beryl (Blaine) Tofte, her grandchildren, Stacy Townsend, Juliet Tofte, and Mark (Kaitlynn) Townsend, and great grandchildren, Grayson and Evalyn Townsend. Ardell is further survived by sisters Sylvia (Merlin) Gerner of West Bend and Verna Schallock of Cedarburg. Ardell also leaves behind nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 64 years Leland Townsend, brother Howard Himstedt, and sister Grace Scholz.

The family wishes to thank the staff at New Perspective Senior Living, WellQor, and Seasons Hospice for the love, support and care that was provided to Ardell and her family.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Ardell and Leland were our neighbors in Lomira in the Lor Oaks Condo group. Great neighbors; lovely people. I'm sorry for your loss.

Posted by Nancy More - Lomira, WI - Neighbor   August 25, 2019

So happy for Ardell and Lee now that they are together once again. What a privilege to get to know them while still able to be a huge part of St. John's in Mayville. Loving and giving as can be and with amazing grace. Always a remarkable couple giving thanks and praise for the goodness and blessings for all of the years they had been together. They are truly smiling to be together again and with Jesus.

Posted by Wally & Jan Luebke - Mayville, WI - Friend   August 20, 2019

I will miss Ardelll alot, she was my friend I've met since last December, when I began eating supper with her. And her friends at New Perspective. I loved her and enjoyed reading to her

Posted by Robin Jung - West bend,, WI - Neighbor   August 19, 2019

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