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Ardelle L. Egeland

Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013 3:08 p.m. CDT

Mrs. Ardelle L. Egeland, 85, of Morris, Ill., passed away late Wednesday evening, July 24, 2013, at Morris Hospital.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Morris, with Pastor Patrick Lohse officiating. Interment will follow in Saratoga Cemetery.  Visitation will also be Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Born March 2, 1928, in Morris, she was the daughter of Carlie and Martha (Svendsen) Johnson. She graduated from Morris High School with the Class of 1946.

Ardelle married Roy Egeland on May 31, 1947 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Morris. They lived most of their married life in Morris.

For several years she was employed as a bookkeeper for Steven’s Lumber and Fuel Company and Matteson’s Ace Hardware Store.

Survivor’s include her daughter, Kay (Craig) Matteson of Morris;  three sons, Craig (Stacia) Egeland of Delta Junction, Alaska, Bruce (Debbie) Egeland of Morris, and Kevin (Kathie) Egeland of Crystal Lake, Ill.; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Roy, on March 23, 2010; one son, Brent Egeland, on Sept. 3, 1966; and one brother, William Johnson.

Ardelle was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She enjoyed reading, playing cards with her friends, and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Friends may sign the private online guestbook at

Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson St., Morris, is in charge of arrangements. For more information, call the funeral home at (815) 942-0700.

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