He was the person who would help other people in trouble in whatever way he could.He was not a man seeking riches but was a man rich in kindness, goodness and friendliness to his fellow man.

In her years at Red Owl, she was very involved in the community as a school board member, Secretary/Treasurer for the Meade County Farm Bureau, Right to Life member, and substitute teacher.

She found great joy and satisfaction sharing the love of God with children in various childrens ministries, both in Union Center and Stoneville.

Harvest time at his daughter and son-in-law was an enjoyable time.

He loved to try and tell them how to do things the North Dakota way, but nobody would listen to him.

She enjoyed drawing, writing skits and plays, and playing piano for school programs and events throughout the Red Owl community.

Area children received musical instruction from Ardis as she taught piano lessons in her home and music in the rural schools for many years.Ardis was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bob; infant son, Cody; her parents; two sisters, Alice Jensen and Arlene Kolbu; and one brother, Elmer Bones Ashton. Wednesday, December 27, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis. Thursday, December 28, 2017, at the Union Center Baptist Church with Pastor Harold Delbridge officiating.Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery at Red Owl. Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Our Lady of the Black Hills Catholic Church in Piedmont. He always felt he wanted to give people a second chance.He was not a church going man, but was as much a Christian in his thoughts, words and deeds that a person can be.Darwyn is survived by his wife Bette, son Wade (Lori), daughter Jodi (Mike) Tolzin, and son Scott (Lisa). During the Korean War, he worked as a medical technician in the Tokyo Army Hospital.At the age of 17, Ardis took her first teaching position at Lucerne School.