Ardyce Brabbit, 87, of Winona passed away Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at Lake Winona Manor.
Ardyce Yvonne was born Feb. 14, 1933, to Neuman and Ruth (Berg) Strumstad. She graduated from Winona Senior High. On June 16, 1951, she married Bernard S. Brabbit. Together they raised four children, Kevin, Sherrie, Scott, and Shannon.
Ardyce was a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Winona. She also was involved with the Red Hatters. She stayed very active by attending Snap Fitness over the years, gardening, knitting, cooking and sewing. She sewed clothes for her children, Halloween costumes and even prom dresses.
She is survived by her husband, Bernard; four children, Kevin (Cynthia) Brabbit, Sherrie Maringer, Scott (Joni) Brabbit, and Shannon (Chris)Rasmussen; 11 grandchildren, Hans (Kathleen) Brabbit, Jens (Katherine) Brabbit, Nicole (Justin) McDevitt, Erik Maringer; Katylyn Maringer, Bailey (Andrew) Oplawski, Cody Brabbit; Raymie (Bryan) Knutson, Lane Brabbit, Annalise Rasmussen, and Geneva Rasmussen; eight great-grandchildren, Maeve Brabbit, Bjorn Brabbit, Mack Brabbit, Aksel Brabbit, Reilly Brabbit, Cole Johnson, Izabelle Johnson, and Silas McDevitt; a sister,Carol (Elmer) Doerr; and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and grandson, Christian Brabbit.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at Fawcett Junker Funeral Home, Winona with the Rev. Matthew Schoell, pastor of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment will be at Oakland Cemetery, Dresbach, Minn.
Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Fawcett Junker Funeral Home and beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials can be directed to St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 766 Wabasha St., West, Winona, Minn. 55987.
Services entrusted to Fawcett Junker Funeral Home, Winona, and Fountain City, Wis. Memories can be given at www.fawcett-junkerfuneralhome.com.
1920: Grandview Hospital
1922: Winter Carnival float
1923: Borgen's Restaurant
1924: Riviera Theater
1926: Denton Street Fire Station
1928: Pettibone Beach
1931: West Channel Bridge
1931: Milwaukee Railroad Depot
1931: Main Street La Crosse
1934: Men's Sketch Club
1934: La Crosse’s Federal Bakery
1935: Temporary Mississippi River ferry
1936: Joseph P. Funke Candy Co.
1937: Isle La Plume
1938: Franklin Elementary School
1939: Cass Street Bridge dedication
1939: Downtown La Crosse
1939: Last Days of the wagon bridge
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