Ardella J. Kerstiens, 78, Ferdinand

Ardella J. Kerstiens, 78, of Ferdinand, died Monday, September 2, at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand. She was born in Fulda July 21, 1941 to Paul and Emma (Mehling) Wagner. She married Edgar Kerstiens August 20, 1960, at Fulda Catholic Church.

Ardella was a lifelong housewife. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, and dancing at the VFW with her husband. She loved spending time with her kids and grandkids.

She is survived by her husband, Edgar Kerstiens; three daughters, Kathy Russell and husband Todd and Debbie Winkler and husband Alan, all of Ferdinand, and Tammy Hawkins and husband Nate, Jasper; two brothers, Erwin Wagner and wife Jorean and Walter Wagner, all of Ferdinand; daughter-in-law Debbie Kerstiens-Buschkoetter, Ferdinand; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one son, Patrick Kerstiens, one brother, Ralph Wagner, and one grandson, Jason Kerstiens.

Friends may call from 8-10 a.m. Friday at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Friday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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