Ardella L. Hoenke, age 91 of Grafton, ND passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at the Lutheran Sunset Home of Grafton.
Ardella Holt was born October 29, 1928 in Grafton, ND, the daughter of the late Herbert and Gladys (Sando) Holt. She was baptized at South Trinity Lutheran Church. She grew up and attended school in Grafton, graduating from Grafton High School. She was united in marriage to Charles Hoenke on September 23, 1948 at South Trinity Lutheran Church. The couple made their home near Grafton and she was employed as a clerk at several area businesses. The couple moved into the Leisure Estates apartments in 2016. Charles passed away on June 26, 2018 and she moved into the Lutheran Sunset Home in October of 2019.
She was a member of the Zion English Lutheran Church and Ladies Aide of Grafton, as well as the VFW and American Legion Auxiliaries. She enjoyed spending time outside, flowers, and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by her children: Kevin (Elizabeth) Hoenke, Jodean (Bill) Collette, Cheryl Estevis and Carol (Mark) Osowski, all of Grafton, eight grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Charles, and daughter and son-in-law Glenda (John) Glanner.
Private family services will be held at a later date with interment at the South Trinity Lutheran Cemetery of rural Grafton.