Ardis Cirpinski, of Mora, passed away on May 7, 2012. She was 71 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2012 at Zion Lutheran Church in Mora with Rev. Greggory Coop officiating.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
INURNMENT will be at Union Cemetery in Long Lake, Minnesota, at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church in Mora.
Ardis Louise Cirpinski, of Mora, MN died on Monday, May 7, 2012 at home. She was 71 years old.
Ardis was born on November 30th, 1940 to Beulah (Overby) and Jacob Cirpinski at Braham Community Hospital. Ardis was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Mora. She attended Lewis Lake Monroe Country School for six years and graduated in 1958 from Ogilvie High School. After high school, her dream was to become a nurse but when her father passed away she contracted mono and she had to quit school. Once she was better, she went to work at Erickson Petroleum Products in the Twin Cities. After working there a while, she was convinced to go back to nursing school. With renewed dreams of being a nurse, she attended Bethesda Lutheran College and graduated as a LPN in September 1968. Ardis then worked at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park for a number of years. Then she went back to school at Brainerd Nursing College, where she received her degree as an RN in 1981. Feeling the need to move closer to home she found employment at Kanabec Hospital. Ardis worked at Kanabec Hospital until she retired in the early 1990’s.
Ardis loved to travel with her friends. She enjoyed taking lots of pictures of her travels to Europe and across the United States. Along with those pictures she also had lots of pictures of her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews that she enjoyed taking. Ardis devoted her life to nursing so she never married, but she never missed an opportunity to take the nieces and nephews and spoil them rotten. Later in life she repeated this with her many great-nieces and great-nephews, even her great-great-niece and great-great-nephew. When she wasn’t spoiling the children she was very involved in her church and loved to bake for anyone. During her spare time at she was involved in various activities at Pine Crest Apartments, where she resided for 14 years.
Ardis was preceded in death by her parents; sister Paulette Clark; step-brothers Stanley Cirpinski and Frederick Cirpinski; step-sister Barbra Curtis; brother-in-law Wallace Johnson; nephew Justin Clark; and twin-great-nieces Jessica and Jenae Johnson. She is survived by sister Majal Johnson; brother-in-law Mike Clark; 2 nieces; 4 nephews; 20 great-nieces and nephews; and a great-great-niece and nephew.