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St. Paul’s Evangelical in Montrose
Mon 8/18/08

Visitation Information

Ardis L. Mauk, age 72, of Montrose died Thursday, August 14, 2008 at The Buffalo Hospital.

She was born on January 22, 1936 in Marysville Township the daughter of Herbert & Helen Mahlstedt Duske.

Ardis was baptized on March 8, 1936 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Middleville Township. She was also instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith on April 2, 1950 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Montrose.

Ardis graduated from Howard Lake High School.

On September 2, 1956, Ardis L. Duske and Ellsworth R. Mauk were joined in holy marriage at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Montrose. God blessed their marriage with three children.

Mr. & Mrs. Mauk engaged in farming in Woodland Township for many years. After Ardis raised her family, she was employed at Honeywell and General Mills. She later cooked at The Delano Public Schools and at Elim Nursing Home in Watertown.

Ardis was known for her cakes. She enjoyed playing cards and also volunteered at The Wise Penney in Buffalo.

She was a faithful member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Montrose.

Survived by children: Lou Ann (Alan) Hackbarth of Maple Plain, Joe (Debbie) Mauk of Montrose, Julie (Rick) Cantin of Buffalo; grandchildren: Nicholas (Karen) Mauk, Lee (Abby) Hackbarth, Christopher (Jamie) Mauk, Laura Hackbarth and special friend Tony Elsmore, Jeanna (Troy) Murphy, Jeremy Cantin and Amanda (Dustin) Trautner; three great grandchildren: Erica Mauk, Amelia Mauk and Maverick Murphy; a sister: Carol (Orville) Horsch of Waverly; brothers: Stanley (Karen) Duske and Norman (Joel) Duske all of Montrose, Clifford (Wendy) Duske and Keith (Kathy) Duske all of Waverly; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by husband: Ellsworth R. Mauk, her parents: Herb & Helen Duske and by a sister: Muriel Ramthun.

Funeral Services for Ardis Mauk were held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, August 18th at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Montrose. Pastor Robert J. Hellmann officiated.

Katie Stevens was the organist for the funeral service. Congregational hymns were “How Great Thou Art”, “On Eagles’ Wings” and “Abide with Me! Fast Falss the Eventide”.

Private interment St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Montrose.

A visitation was held on Sunday, August 17th at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo from 4-8 P.M. A Prayer service was held at 7:00 P.M. Sunday evening at the funeral home.

Honorary Casket Bearers were Nick Mauk, Lee Hackbarth, Chris Mauk, Laura Hackbarth, Jeanna Murphy, Jeremy Cantin and Amanda Trautner.

Casket Bearers were Scott, Greg, Brad, Doug, and Eric Duske and Paul Horsch.

1 Guestbook Entry

  1. Nanette Thornton

    Dear Family,

    I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your special Lady. I worked at Park Terrance and got to know her. I always told her she was a SPECIAL LADY. She was a very lovely person, thank you for sharing her with us.

    I would drop by the Nursing Home to visit with her often and each time she told me she wanted to come back to PT to her apartment. I miss her and want you to know that even though I only knew her a short time she touched my heart with her kindness and gentle way.

    I will pray for your family and trust that she is truly at peace. God Bless.


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