Ardis Jane Dahlquist, age 92, passed away Friday, January 28, 2022. She was born in Muskegon, MI on December 13, 1929 to Harry & Elsie (Fethke) Benson and married Donald Dahlquist on August 26, 1950 and he preceded her in death in 2018. Ardis attended Muskegon Community College, Michigan State and Ferris State and was the former owner and bookkeeper at Benson Drugs until retiring. She was a longtime member of Central United Methodist Church and it's circles. She enjoyed spending time at their cottage on Lake Michigan during the summers and snow skiing during the winters. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and "spoiling" them. For 20 years Ardis and Don wintered in Port Richey, FL. They also enjoyed cruises and travel with family and friends to to Pharmacy conventions and ski trips.
Daughter, Susan (Robert) Erickson of Oxford; Son Randy (Debra) Dahlquist of Muskegon; grandchildren, Connor Dahlquist of Lansing, Erica (Kevin) Ihrke of Oxford, Jason (Monica) Erickson of Laingsburhg; great-grandchildren, Kiersten & Korinne Ihrke, Jayden & Paige Erickson. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Donald; brother Gordon Benson and grandson Eric Dahlquist.
A memorial service to celebrate Ardis's life will take place on Monday, August 8, 2022 at 12 noon at Central United Methodist Church with Rev. Rob Cook officiating. VISITATION one hour prior to the service at church. MEMORIAL: Central United Methodist Church or the Vikings Burn Camp. Please visit www.clockfuneralhome.com to leave a memory or sign the online guestbook. Clock Funeral Home - Muskegon
"Cousins Sue & Randy,
We knew that this day would eventually come. With so many past peaceful years, I rejoice that aunt Ardis was able to depart in peace. With mom?s passing in 1986, your mother in many ways sustained her memory as well. Aunt Ardis was the last of that generation, a generation that witnessed a phenomenal amount of history- an endured! I remember? . I will remember the times of ?family? that aunt Ardis and uncle Don desired to cultivate and nurture over the decades and generations. The ?cottage? has always been the ?siren call? to gather together, despite the increasing miles - and time - that increasingly separates family from each other nowadays. Aunt Ardis can now rest with our Lord from all her labors.
Cousin Ted (Dornbos)"
"So very sorry to read of Ardis' passing. There are many memories of her from being neighbors to happy times raising families around the lakes. Benson's Drug Store has to be one of my first memories."
"Thinking of you with sincere sympathy,
Mardi Monroe Williams and Joan Monroe Kozal"
"Randy sorry to hear of your mother's passing. God has picked another flower for his Garden. She will now bloom beside Donald her husband. May you have comfort I knowing they are together again. Praying for you and your family. May God give you strength and comfort you. ?"