Ardis Swartz

Ardis Carol Swartz (Tanner)

Tuesday, August 25th, 1931 - Thursday, October 29th, 2020
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Ardis Carol Swartz, age 89, of Rensselaer, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2020 at George Ade Memorial Health Care Center. Ardis was born August 25, 1931, in Rensselaer, daughter of Frank and Elsie (Finch) Tanner. She grew up in the Rensselaer area and attended Rensselaer schools. On November 23, 1949 she married Raymond Swartz in Rensselaer.

Ardis worked as a bank teller for the State Bank of Rensselaer, and later worked on the production line at Northway Products where she retired after 30 years of service. Ardis was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Rensselaer and the Rensselaer Library book club. She loved quilting, crocheting, and cooking. She also enjoyed traveling with her husband and had been to 49 of the 50 states.

Ardis is survived by three sons: William (wife Sandy) Swartz, Robert (wife Cindy) Swartz and Bradley (wife Cathy) Swartz. Also surviving are six grandchildren: Mike, Kurt, Joe, Jessica, Brandon and Angela, and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond, her parents, and her brother Robert.

A graveside service will be held at Memory Gardens Cemetery on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 12 p.m. Pastor Matt Baughman officiating. Due to the current pandemic masks and social distancing are required at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church.

Steinke Funeral Home of Rensselaer is handling the arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at
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  • Service

    Monday, November 2nd, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Monday, November 2nd, 2020 12:00pm
    Memory Gardens Cemetery
    8435 W. Clark St.
    RENSSELAER, IN 47978
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Masks and social distancing are required.
    Pastor Matt Baughman
  • Interment

    Memory Gardens Cemetery
    8435 W. Clark St.
    RENSSELAER, IN 47978
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Myles Beeching

Posted at 10:00am
I am so sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

Myles Beeching


Posted at 03:00pm
With sincere sympathies in the loss of Ardis. She was such a sweet and kind person; her smile would warm your heart. I always enjoyed visiting with her at the library book club meetings. Linda Poortenga

Julie Hunsley

Posted at 07:13am
So very sorry for your loss, Brad. Your mom was a nice lady. Thinking of you and your family during this sad time.
Julie (Smith) Hunsley

Marcia Mathew

Posted at 11:09pm
To the Family of Ardis Swartz:
She was a very special lady, sure that she will be missed by many. Ardis was a very loving woman and a great neighbor. She will be missed by us on Thompson Street. Our deepest sympathy to the family. RIP Ardis -- Marcia Mathew, Haley Mathew and Violet Cloud.

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