Ardeth Ilene Plendl, 88, of Hampton, passed away Monday, August 21, 2017, at Franklin Country View Nursing Facility in Hampton, Iowa.
She was born May 2, 1929, to George Arthur and Mona Amelia (Meyer) Schuler in Hansell, Iowa. Ardeth graduated from Geneva High School. She was united in marriage to Stephen Joseph Plendl on November 5, 1949, in Minnihaha, South Dakota. Ardeth and Stephen later divorced. She worked for North Iowa Community Action as a community outreach worker. Ardeth was a member of many associations including: Catholic Womens Guild, Geneva City Council, North Iowa Community Action, Elderbridge Agency on Aging, NIACOG, Region 2 Transit, TOPS, JACS, North Iowa Housing Authority, a mediator for judicial services, and volunteered for Suicide Hotline. She was raised in the Methodist church, but converted to Catholic when she got married. Ardeth enjoyed gardening, traveling, and playing cards. She also enjoyed collecting birds, eggs, milk glasses, and nesting hens, and especially enjoyed spending time with her family.
Ardeth is survived by her children Cynthia Plendl, Victoria (Mark) Caprioni, Timothy (Nancy) Plendl, Cate Murphy, Brian Plendl, Hal (Cheryl) Plendl, Scott (Emma) Plendl, Vanessa Ndiaye, Aaron Plendl, Mariea Plendl, foster son Allen Brown, 34 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren, brother George (Lois) Schuler, brother Earl (Guyula) Schuler and sister-in-law Luella Schuler.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sons George Alvin and Michael Allen Plendl, infant sister Evelyn Marie, brother Warren Schuler, son-in-law Gary Peters and daughter-in-law Sylvia Plendl.
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