Arden (Ardy) Smith


Arden (Ardy) Smith, 86, died Dec. 28, 2020, at Ava’s Hospice House in Sioux Falls after a short battle with stage IV lung cancer.

A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Sat., Jan. 2, 2021, at Peace Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls. The service is livestreamed through Minnehaha Funeral Home & Cremation Services Facebook Page. Burial with Military Honors was in the Arlington City Cemetery, Arlington, S.D.

In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Peace Lutheran Memorial Music Fund and Arlington American Legion Post 42 Building Fund.

Ardy is survived by his first wife, Marge Smith; his daughters, Jolene (Ronnie) King and Gaylene (Jeff) Christensen of Arlington and Jackie (David) Boyd of Durham, N.C.; his grandchildren, Jordan (Savanna) of Lake Norden, Aaron (Tara) King, Austin (Beth) King, Andrew (Brett) King, Jacob (Heidi) Christensen, Jessyn Christensen, Jadyn Christensen and Jeryn Christensen all of Arlington, Tyler Boyd, Ben (fiancée Kate) Boyd and Keegan Boyd all of Durham, N.C.; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Roselyn (Junior) Sjolie of Lake Preston, Marilyn (Darrell) Modica of Wilmer, Minn., Carolyn (Warren) Casper of Lake Preston and Verlie DeVries of Brookings; brother, Eldie (Jamie) Smith of Arlington and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, C.P. and Lillie, and his second wife, Judy.


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