Ardis “Ardie” Ellen Fahrenkrog-Rekemeyer, 77, of Tipton, Iowa, peacefully entered eternal rest while surrounded by her beloved family on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Cedar Manor. Family and friends may gather at Fry Funeral Home, Tipton, on Wednesday, July 25 from 4-7 PM for a time of visitation. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 26 at 10:30 AM, Peace Church of Christ United, Bennett. Interment will follow at Inland Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established. Online condolences may be shared at www.fryfuneralhome.com.
Ardie was born on August 3, 1940 in Davenport, Iowa to Emil John and Norma Minnie Martens-Fahrenkrog. Her academic history began at Allen’s Grove Country School and then went on to graduate with the Class of 1958 from Davenport Central. Ardie was united in marriage to Gaylon Rhea on October 25, 1958 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Davenport. The couple resided on their farm in Bennett, Iowa while raising their three children: Ellen, Amy, and Angela. From 1988 to 1997 Ardie was employed at Walmart in Tipton, Iowa. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, playing piano and cards, reading, and spending time with her family.
Ardie is survived by her daughters, Ellen (Russell) Harrison, Amy (Kenneth) Miller, Angela (Devin) Moeller; brother, Dennis Fahrenkrog; sister, Marilyn Dengler; three grandchildren, Ann (Chris) Hilton, Jeffrey (Amanda) Harrison, Jarod Moeller; two step grandchildren, Matt Miller, Nick Miller; and two great grandchildren, William Harrison and Audrey Hilton. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gaylon Rekemeyer; daughter, Ann Beth Rekemeyer; and her sister, Betty Kraft.