Ardis Ruth Klein Schut, 92, of Solon, died Sunday, July 5, 2009, at the Solon Nursing Care Center. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, at Brosh Chapel in Solon. Visitation will be half an hour prior to services at Brosh Chapel in Solon. A private family inurnment will follow Saturday, Aug. 22, in Pella.
Ardis was born Jan. 12, 1917, in Pella, Iowa, the daughter of Arthur “Aartje” and Antoinette (Neels) Klein. Ardis married Harold J. Schut on Sept. 2, 1937 in Pella. Harold passed away in 2000. Ardis attended Central College in Pella and graduated with courses at State University of Albany in New York. She was a secretary, bookkeeper, minister’s wife, tax advisor, and teacher. She and Harold lived in Iowa, New York state, South Carolina, Colorado, Chicago, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and St. Thomas Virgin Islands. They loved to travel and saw all of the 48 contiguous states and traveled to Europe, Israel, and Venezuela. She was a member of PEO and Solon United Methodist Church.
Ardis is survived by her son, Arthur Schut of Westminster, Colo.; daughter Martha (Doug Peters) Schut of Iowa City; grandchildren, Joshua Schut, Rachel Schut, and Aaron Schut; step-grandchildren, Jenifer (Michael) Kaufman, Sean (Sarah) Daly, Kathleen (Hugh) Golden, Colin (Amy) Daly, Matthew (Jessica) Peters, Timothy (Evy Pinto) Peters, and Anne Peters; 13 great grandchildren; her brother, Paul (Jean) Klein of Lake Oswego, Ore.; and many nieces, nephews, and loving cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Solon Care Center, Iowa City Hospice, and/or Solon Education Foundation (Schut Fund).
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.broshchapel.com .