Ardell Donahue

Fedora

Ardell W. Donahue, 89, of Fedora, passed away Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Society in Howard.

A Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday, Jan. 30, at St. Agatha Catholic Church in Howard. Burial followed in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery at Howard. Visitation was Monday at St. Agatha Catholic Church with a 7 p.m. prayer service.

Ardell William Donahue was born Feb. 24, 1928, near Fedora to Benjamin and Margaret (Gaspard) Donahue. He graduated from Fedora High School in 1945.

He was united in marriage to Beverley Bauer on Nov. 30, 1957, in Carthage.

Ardell farmed most of his life and was a salesman for Pride Seed Corn. He was active as a township board member, and in the Fedora Alumni Association and the Knights of Columbus.

Ardell is survived by his wife; children, Pat (Kristi) of Winner, Doug (Judy) of Rapid City, Bryan (Dawn) of Fedora, Joel of Mitchell, Bernard (Brenda) of Fedora, Mike (Julie) of Clear Lake, Kerry (Cindy) of Dimock, Susan (Jim) Nelson of League City, Texas, and Shelly Moga of Spring, Texas; 31 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Darlene; brother-in-law, Don Scott; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Wilmer, Bernard, LaVera Casey, and MaDonna Scott; sister-in-law, Betty; and brothers-in-law, Jerry Casey and Daryl Weable.

Messages of condolence may be shared at www.willoughbyfh.com

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