Norfolk — Ardis "Ardy" Elaine Swanson, 92, of Norfolk died Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 at Arbor Care Center in O'Neill.

Visitation was held Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Norfolk.

Memorial services were held Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 at the church.

Burial was in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha.

Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.

Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill was in charge of the arrangements.

Ardis was born on Sept. 22, 1926 to Lewis and Victoria (Thierolf) Hansen near Dorsey. She attended Star Country School before moving with her family to the Creighton area. She graduated from Creighton High School in 1944. 

She had a love of education and bettering herself. She attended Immanuel Hospital School of Nursing in Omaha and then College of St. Mary for a degree in medical records management. She also attended Peru State College to become a certified public accountant (CPA). 

Ardy married Philip Swanson on April 30, 1955 in Omaha. The couple lived for a time in Omaha before moving to Tecumseh. After the couple retired, they moved to St. George, Utah. Philip passed away on Jan.14, 1997. After Philip passed, Ardy moved to Lincoln and then to Norfolk. 

She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Norfolk.  

Ardy enjoyed traveling, playing bridge, roses, drinking coffee and going shopping. She had special place in her heart for her pet dogs.

Ardy is survived by one sister-in-law Margaret Hansen of O’Neill and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Philip Swanson; and four siblings Helen Sukup, William Hansen, Doris Grosskop and Joyce Lantz. 

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.biglinsmortuary. com.   


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