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Service Information
Hosanna Lutheran Church in Buffalo, MN
Sunday, May 19, 2013
3:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Saturday, May 18, 2013
4-8 P.M.

Ardis Irene Bryant, age 80, of Montrose passed away on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 at her daughter’s residence.

She was born on August 1, 1932 in Montrose the daughter of Paul & Beatrice Carrol Prestidge.

Ardis graduated from Buffalo High School in 1949.

On December 18, 1953, Gilman Bryant & Ardis Prestidge were joined in marriage at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina. God blessed their marriage with three children.

She was employed for thirty two years at Tonka Toys.

She enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren and especially watching them at their sporting events. Ardis also liked cooking, reading, camping and going to the cabin at South Long Lake and playing ten thousand.

Ardis was a faithful member of Hosanna Lutheran Church in Buffalo.

Survived by children: Deb (Jim) Ross of North Branch and Diane (Darryl) Kivi of Rockford; seven grandchildren: Melissa Mellema, Aaron Ramthun, Shannon Thompson, Jacquline Clark, Alison Lee, Rebecca Gutierrez and Justin Buckley; seventeen great grandchildren; brothers: Bob & Linda Prestidge of Montrose, Dick & Janie Prestidge of Waverly and Keith & Carol Prestidge of Montrose; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her husband: Gilman Bryant on August 2, 2011, a son: Kevin, a great grandson: Saka, her parents, a brother: William and by a sister: June.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 19th at 3:00 P.M. at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Pastor Rob Jarvis will officiate.

Joanne Jarvis will be the organist for the funeral service.

Interment will follow at Kreidler Cemetery in rural Montose.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, May 18 from 4-8 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. A Prayer service will be held at 7:30 P.M.

Further visitation will be held on Sunday, May 19th one hour prior to services at the church.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be Justin Buckley Sr., Cody Thompson, Allen Ramstad, Dylan Braith, Scott Mellema, Justin Buckley Jr., Braylon Clark and Deacon Ramthun.

Casket Bearers will be: Jim Ross, Darryl Kivi, Aaron Ramthun, Brent Thompson, Humberto Gutierrez and Kent Clark.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

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