Ardella V. Durcholz, 82, Ireland

Ardella V. Durcholz, 82, of Ireland, died Friday, August 21, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Jasper April 26, 1938, to Leonard and Rose (Ebert) Schepers. She married Sylvester “Bud” Durcholz October 24, 1957, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper.

Ardella retired from Masterbrand Cabinets after many years of service. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland and its St. Anne’s Society. She enjoyed being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

She is survived by her husband, Sylvester “Bud” Durcholz; one daughter; Carma Akers and husband Rick, Huntingburg; four sons, David Durcholz, Velpen, Thomas Durcholz, Jasper, Alan Durcholz and wife Pam, Ireland, and Brian Durcholz and wife Meghan, Littleton, Colorado; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by four brothers; Clarence, Leroy, Ralph, and Cletus Schepers.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church in Ireland. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary’s Church, St. Charles Health Campus, the Alzheimer’s Association, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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