Ardella Marion Gusse, age 92, of Brainerd, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Essentia-St. Joseph’s Medical Center. Ardella was born on April 12, 1925 in Brainerd to Daniel & Rose (Knerr) Peterson. She married Alvin Gusse in 1952 and together they had three children.
Ardella worked for Messner’s Clothing Store for years. She loved family 4th of July gatherings. She was an avid crafter, especially enjoying needlepoint. She was a gardener and liked canning. She had a billion canning jars! Ardella always loved a stop at Goodwill, looking for treasures.
Left to cherish her memory are her children: Allan (Susanne) of Wichita, KS, Debra (Tom) Jelacie of Brainerd and Beverly (Mike) Fitzgerald of Wyoming, MN; brother, Daniel “Vernon” (Helen) Peterson of Richfield; grandchildren: Danele Gusse, Amanda Gusse, Amber Gusse and Nicholas (Carlie) Jelacie; great grandson, Mason; nieces and nephews: Linda (Darrell) Ladouceur, Wendy (Chris) Adamson, Karen Peterson, Karla (Cory) Evans and Daniel Peterson; great nieces and nephews
She is preceded in death by her husband; parents; sister, Eileen Hilman.
A funeral service for Ardella will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 11AM at Zion Lutheran Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, Tuesday at the church. Interment will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, near Little Falls, MN.