Ardith Marie Lund of Rockford, IL, died peacefully on November 16, 2022 at the age of 88, nine weeks after the death of her husband Donald.
Ardith was born on October 6, 1934 in Glidden, WI to Austin and Catherine (Wolf) Teeters. The fourth of nine children, she attended schools in Wisconsin and Rockford.
Ardith met Donald Lund in Rockford in 1951 and they married the following year on June 28, 1952. Their marriage lasted seventy years until the death of Don on September 10, 2022. They raised four children and were blessed with seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Ardith also worked as a mail clerk with the United States Postal Service in Rockford, IL. She made many lasting friendships there and stayed in touch with these friends even after she retired.
Ardith loved to cook and bake. She cooked soup and stews and shared them with her family. She was always responsible for the desserts at family celebrations. In their early years, Ardith and Don packed up the car and took their children to many historic sites across the United States. After the kids were grown and moved out, Ardith and Don traveled alone, often to Las Vegas, Hawaii and Arizona — to watch Chicago Cubs spring training. They loved the Cubs through thick and thin! They also visited the Glidden area of Wisconsin, meeting old friends and relatives and always making sure to stop by the local casinos for fun.
Later in life, Ardith enjoyed doing crossword puzzles for the Chicago Tribune, buying scratch cards (and winning!), and reading romance novels. She’s had every hardcover by LaVyrle Spencer and Danielle Steele! She continued to enjoy shopping, gardening, and walks.
Ardith treasured her Postal friends, loved her family, and adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Donald, parents, siblings Donna Sutton, Corinne Brandon, Virgil Teeters, Dennis Teeters and Rita Falkowski.
She is survived by her son Donald, daughters Cathy (Stewart) Magnuson, Cindy (Peter) Buffo and Joan (Alex) Colombi; grandchildren Brian (Keely), Jill, Little Alex, Sarah (Ryan), Michael (fiancé Jessika), Dominic and Christina; Great-grandchildren Jack, Ava, Ben, Sabrina, Natasha and Frank.
The visit will take place on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Sundberg Funeral Home, 215 N. 6th St. in Rockford, Illinois. There will be a private Catholic Mass and funeral service at a later date. Burial will take place in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be placed at the Barbara Olson Center of Hope, 3206 N. Central Ave., Rockford, Illinois 61101.
Posted November 19, 2022
Published in the Rockford Register Star