Ardyce D. Boda, 87, Le Center

2017-12-28

Ardyce Darlyne (Hall) Boda, age 87, of LeCenter, died peacefully at BeeHive Homes of Excelsior on Friday, Dec. 22.
A celebration of Ardyce’s life was held at St. John Lutheran Church, 105 Spruce Avenue Northwest, Montgomery, at noon Wednesday, Dec. 27.
Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Dec. 27.
Lunch was served in the church social hall following the service.  
Ardyce was born to Isaac Herbert and Esther (Lund) Hall in Nicollet on April 19, 1930. She spent her childhood on her family farm in Bernadotte Township and graduated from Winthrop High School.  She was united in marriage to the Rev. Robert Boda at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Owatonna on Aug. 25, 1956.
Bob and Ardyce worked as partners in ministry throughout Minnesota, serving ELCA parishes in Grove City, Arlington, Albert Lea, Wabasha, Ostrander, and Montgomery.  To the very end, Ardyce lived her life with an open heart, an open mind, and an open home to all.  She was a mother to all who needed one, inspiring us all with her compassion, undying faith, and quick wit.  A talented seamstress, artist and writer, her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends at her lake home near LeCenter. Her healing presence, warm heart, and empathetic nature will be forever missed by all who knew her.  
Ardyce is survived by her husband, Rev. Robert Boda of LeCenter; children, Suzanne (George Grindahl) of Los Angeles, Calif., Kristin of Bloomington, and Stephan (Maria Scholz Boda) of Minneapolis; grandchildren, Sofia Hall Boda, Mae Scholz Boda and Beno Scholz Boda.  She will be missed by her many devoted nieces and nephews, and special great nephew, Nathan Burwell.  
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Ellsworth Hall, David Hall and Stanley Hall; and sisters, Florence Goebel and LeDoris Hall.  
In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to “Feed My Sheep” community assistance services through the General Fund of St. John Lutheran Church of Montgomery.  www.montgomeryelcalutherans.org.  
Arrangements were with the Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery.

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