Ardell Francis Fjeld

Ardell Francis Fjeld passed from this life on November 4, 2020, at Oak Lawn Rehabilitation Center in Mankato, MN.

Funeral service will be 1 PM Saturday, November 7, 202 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home SOUTH CHAPEL in New Ulm with Pastor Diane Hatman officiating.

Visitation will be 11 AM to 1 PM Saturday at the Minnesota Valley funeral Home SOUTH CHAPEL in New Ulm.

Social distancing guidelines must be practiced at all times, and all guests in attendance at the visitation and funeral will be required to wear a mask.

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He is survived by his wife Carla; daughters Renee Stroinski of Onalaska, WI; Jennifer Scrabeck of Rochester, MN; sons Jeremy (Amy) Fjeld of Austin, MN and Courtland Fjeld of Courtland, MN. He is also survived by grandchildren Morgan and Lara Stroinski of Winona, MN, Annaka and Gavin Busch and Alana Scrabeck of Rochester, MN, and Great Granddaughter Bailey Spence of Winona, MN. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Duane (Frances) of Coos Bay, OR, and Sister Ellen (William) Johnson of Hunter, ND.

Ardell was born July 14, 1944, to Alvin and Alice (Lambert) Fjeld of Mayville, ND. He attended school in Mayville and was drafted into the Army in 1965. He served in the 33rd Armor Division in Germany and was honorably discharged two years later. After his time in the service he became certified as an Insurance Claims Adjuster and began his 49 year career in the insurance industry. He married Carla

Roeder in 1975 at Grand Forks, ND, and soon after they moved to Rochester, MN where their children were raised. After spending 20 years in Rochester he and his family moved to New Ulm with Auto

Owners Insurance where he retired in 2008. After retirement, they moved to Courtland, MN where he resided until the last two weeks of his life.

He found delight in traveling to warmer climates and spending time with family. He had a passion for buying, selling and trading automobiles and enjoyed music by Johnny Cash and the rest of the Highwaymen. He loved cooking and entertaining for his family and friends, and will be remembered for his unique sense of humor and warm hospitality.

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