In Memory of

Ardeth M. Hildreth

September 2, 1930 - August 15, 2021
From: Rockwell City, IA


Rockwell City – Ardeth M. Hildreth 90, passed away Sunday, August 15, 2021 at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital. Lake City.  Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at the United Methodist Church, Rockwell City, with Pastor Anita Bane officiating.  Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery, Rockwell City.  Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Church until service time. Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.  Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City is serving the family. 

     Ardeth is survived by her children, Sandi (Paul) Feld of Rockwell City, Linda (Neil) Swedlund of Stratford, Rita (Steve) Anderson of Washington, and Gary (Pam) Hildreth of Rockwell City; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband Richard Hildreth; son Rohn Hildreth; grandson Allen Feld; her parents, Richard and Letha (Smith) Pierson; sisters, Jennie Pierson, Verona Calhoun and Myrna Woodward; and brothers, Arlie and Ross Pierson.

     Ardeth May Pierson was born September 2, 1930 at Lake City, Iowa.  Ardeth attended Lytton Schools until her Senior year and graduated from Rockwell City High School.  On June 9, 1949 she was united in marriage to Richard “Dick” W. Hildreth at the United Methodist Church, Rockwell City.  They lived all 70 years of their marriage farming between Rockwell City and Lohrville.  The couple retired in 1988 and made their home in Rockwell City.  They enjoyed wintering in Arizona for many years.  In 2009, they became residents of Sunnyview Independent Living.  Dick passed away in 2020.  Ardeth was a faithful member of the United Methodist Church, and an avid Chicago Cub fan.  She was known for making the best pies and potato salad, and truly loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

SERVICES
Funeral Services
10:30 a.m. - Wednesday
August 18, 2021
United Methodist Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
OFFICIATING
Pastor Anita Bane
CASKET BEARERS
Keaton Hildreth
Aaron Hildreth
Brian Feld
Derek Swedlund
Travis Septer
Conner Hildreth
VISITATION
9:00 a.m. - Wednesday
August 18, 2021
United Methodist Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
MUSIC
Organist - Fran Lawson
INTERMENT
Rosehill Cemetery
Rockwell City, Iowa

Condolences

Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 4:29 AM
“Hildreth family,
Ardeth always had such a warmth about her. So kind, easy to talk to and was always interested in what you had to say. You can be thankful she has been reunited with Dick and both in a great place.

Joe & Barb Feld”
- Joe and Barb Feld

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 9:14 PM
“ Oh gosh! Ardeth also had a welcome smile. She had much wonderful information and insights. While she may have seemed quite she had much to say and such a inspire to all. We always shared a big just for us hug which I loved ❤️ . Yes you will be missed but I think your new home is going to bring you many smiles 😊”
- Lori Bonnstetter

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 6:51 PM
“Our sympathy to your family. Ardeth and I shared am O.B. room at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Dodge in July 1957. She always had a great smile.”
- Gene & Lorraine Black

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 1:05 PM
“Dear Sandi and Family: Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. May peace be with you and yours.”
- Lee Campbell

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 10:35 AM
“So sorry for your loss, keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers ”
- Diane Stephenson

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 7:26 PM
“Sandi Linda Rita and Gary. Donna and I are so sorry for your loss!!! She’s the last of the great ones! Unfortunately we won’t be able to attend the service. We will always have loving memories of her. ”
- Deb and Donna

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 7:25 PM
“Sandi Linda Rita and Gary. Donna and I are so sorry for your loss!!! She’s the last of the great ones! Unfortunately we won’t be able to attend the service. We will always have loving memories of her. ”
- Deb and Donna

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 7:20 PM
“Sandi... your parents were kind and friendly. I enjoyed talking with them and glad I got to know them. Sorry for the recent loss of your Mom. Take comfort in picturing her in heaven, surrounded by love. Prayers for you and all your family. ”
- Anne Bretthauer

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 7:19 PM
“A loss for all who knew her. Thinking of all my cousins and their families.”
- Lori Lenhart

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 5:13 PM
“I am so sorry for the loss of your mom and grandmother. She will surely be missed.”
- Jane Ellis

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 4:35 PM
“I'm so sorry to hear about Aunt Ardeth's passing. She was a wonderful woman and I have nothing but warm memories of her and the whole family.”
- Richard Pierson

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 4:31 PM
“So sorry to hear about Aunt Ardeth's passing. She was a whole wonderful woman and I have great memories of her and the w”
- Richard Pierson

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 8:21 AM
“Such a kind, loving lady! Prayers are sent to you all as you remember your precious mom! ”
- Jeanette Owen Davis

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 8:20 AM
“Deepest Sympathy to one and all.”
- Pat Maunu

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 12:46 AM
“Sandi, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family.”
- Deb Koseoglu

Monday, August 16, 2021 at 10:15 PM
“Sandi and family,
I'm so sorry to hear of Ardeth's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Cathy”
- Cathy L McIntire

Monday, August 16, 2021 at 9:03 PM
“My sincerest sympathies to the Hildreth family during this time of loss. Ardeth was such a wonderful, caring and nice person who will be greatly missed. Sending hugs and prayers to each of you during this difficult time.”
- Lisa Hedman

Monday, August 16, 2021 at 9:00 PM
“My heartfelt condolences to all of the Hildreth families for the loss of such a wonderful, caring woman. Sending prayers and hugs to each one of you during this difficult time. Ardeth will be very missed.”
- Lisa Hedman

Monday, August 16, 2021 at 8:57 PM
“I was sadden to hear about Ardeth’s passing. I’ve always enjoyed talking & teasing Dick over the years. It’s comforting knowing that she & Dick are reunited once again along with other love ones. Prayers go out to all of the family. ”
- Jaci Carlson

Monday, August 16, 2021 at 8:45 PM
“Sandi, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Mom. I hope you feel the warmth of God's arms wrapped around you to comfort you and yours. God Bless!”
- Pam Heuer

Monday, August 16, 2021 at 8:13 PM
“Ardeth is at peace now. We have many precious memories to cherish.”
- Martin and Peg Hildreth

Monday, August 16, 2021 at 5:45 PM
“Ardeth and Dick were good friends of my sis and hubby, Ardeth and Gene McGrail. I remember Sis talking about some of the great times they and their kids had over the years. I'm sure they're going to have a fun reunion up there. "If love could keep our precious ones alive - they would live forever!"”
- Joy (Lottman) Merrill

Monday, August 16, 2021 at 4:48 PM
“So Sorry to hear about Ardeth, she will be missed by all on Earth. It will be great for her to see Dick and the other Relatives. Laura/Will Hildreth.”
- Laura and Will Hildreth

Monday, August 16, 2021 at 4:14 PM
“Sandi and family, Your Mom had such a great smile and twinkle in her eye. So glad I had the opportunity to know her. Thinking of you and sending hugs.. Laura and Marian Feld and family”
- Laura Feld

Monday, August 16, 2021 at 3:55 PM
“My condolence to Bailey Anderson and her family”
- Ann Thuot

Monday, August 16, 2021 at 2:10 PM
“Our sincere condolences to all the Hildreth family. Ardi was a wonderful lady. May she rest peacefully now with Dick. With sympathy and love. Cec and John”
- Cec Winkelbauer

Monday, August 16, 2021 at 1:32 PM
“So sorry for your loss. Have so many wonderfull child hood memories of Dick and Ardeth. What a great family!”
- Tric Allen

Monday, August 16, 2021 at 12:09 PM
“She was such a nice lady , she will be missed .”
- Sherry Cates

Monday, August 16, 2021 at 11:55 AM
“Prayers to the family and friends. I do not know all the kids, but Linda was in my class and I know Sandi. I am so sorry for you loss. Your mom will be missed. She was a lovely women. She will be for ever missed. Know she will all ways be with you in your thoughts and in all the good memories. Prayers to all of you. Take care.

- Etta Cole Muller

Monday, August 16, 2021 at 11:42 AM
“Prayers to the family.”
- Mary Tannehill


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