Traverse City

ARDERY, Kirsten Aug 26, 1929 – Mar 15, 2019

TRAVERSE CITY [mdash] Kirsten Ardery, 89, of Traverse City, passed away March 15, 2019 at her home. Kirsten was born Kirsten Aars-Nicolaysen in Sarspsborg, Norway, on Aug. 26, 1929.
She graduated from Oslo Ortopediske Institutt as a physical therapist in 1950 and in 1951 moved to Dayton, Ohio, where she worked for Miami Valley Hospital for two years.
On May 13, 1953 Kirsten married James D. Ardery in Oslo, Norway. They lived in Dayton, Ohio, until 1977 when James retired and they moved to Traverse City. While in Dayton, Ohio, she started and taught childbirth education classes for 25 years.
Kirsten was a dedicated volunteer for Munson Medical Center and the Multiple Sclerosis Swim Program. She enjoyed all outdoor activities, particularly skiing and golfing. She was a member of the Traverse City Golf and Country Club, the Elks club, the Friendly Garden Club and the Presbyterian Church.
Kirsten was preceded in death by her husband, James.
Surviving are her children, Susanne (David) Roeder, of Pinehurst, North Carolina, Donald (Ellen) Ardery, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Eric Ardery, of Durham, North Carolina, and Craig (Karen) Ardery, of Traverse City; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Karen Husebye, of St. Paul, Minnesota; and three half sisters, Benedicte, Rita and Vibeke, of Oslo, Norway.
The family will celebrate Kirsten’s life privately. She will be interred at David’s Cemetery in Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to your charity of choice.
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View Original NoticeARDERY, Kirsten Aug 26, 1929 - Mar 15, 2019