Ardis Mae (Vestlie) Stammen

Ardis Mae (Vestlie) Stammen, 89, has born to Eternal Life July 27, 2020, where she was greeted by Christ, her loving husband, Earl, and son, Jeffrey Stammen. Ardis was surrounded with her family at the time of her rebirth after a long battle with Dementia.

Ardis was an only child born to Alfred and Mina (Onsrud) Vestlie on May 24, 1931, in Stoughton, WI. She married her beloved husband, Earl Stammen on October 4, 1947. They made their home in the Madison area until 1972 when they moved to Grand Marsh, WI, and purchased Patrick’s Lake Supper Club. Ardis retired from the restaurant business after 25 years.

Ardis enjoyed stock car racing, hunting geese in Canada, bowling, her pets, camping, crafts, but most of all her children. Ardis and Earl were married for 59 years. In that time they had 6 children and these children have extended the family by 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren. As if this did not keep her busy enough, Ardis and Earl were Foster Parents. They cared for over 85 children in their years together, with one, Ethel Williams, making this her most loved family.

Ardis is preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Mina Vestlie, husband, Earl Stammen, son, Jeffrey Stammen, and Robert Williams, son-in-law.

Ardis is survived Ethel Williams, (foster) daughter of Richland Center, WI. Randy (JoAnn) Stammen of Cable, WI. Michael Stammen of Oxford, WI. Gary (Sharon) Stammen of Oxford, WI. Todd (Cindy Babcock) Stammen of Friendship, WI. Darcie (Todd Domke) Stammen of Hancock, WI

Services for family will be held on August 6, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Friendship, WI. Visitation will begin at 10:00 with full Catholic Burial Mass at 11:00. Ardis will be laid to rest with her husband and son at Forest Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum in Madison, immediately following the service. Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Harris Villa Assisted Living in Westfield, Wisconsin, or Agnesian Hospice Healthcare in Green Lake with grateful appreciation for their kindness and support through this time.

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  1. Judith Bieri says:

    Todd so sorry to read about your mom, always remember the good times.

  2. Debbie Stevens says:

    Stammen Family, we are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. You’re in our thoughts & prayers. 🙏❤️

  3. Dennis Pickens says:

    Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

  4. Pat Pietrzak says:

    Todd, Sending sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your Mom. Sending you a hug.

  5. Bev J Ward says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss. She had a full life and has left you with many memories. My Sympathy to all.


    So very sorry for Aunt Ardis’s passing, but I know she is in Heaven and I wish I could have been at the funeral…but I couldn’t come because of circumstances…..I will pray for her and her family and maybe some day we can all be there in Heaven and see her….God Bless you Aunt Ardis….hugs and kiss’s to the family…Sharon Crochet of Louisiana….her niece

  7. John and Robin Nastali says:

    Sorry for your loss, she was a very nice lady and God Bless the Stammen family an thoughts and prayers!

  8. Sheila M Stultz says:

    So sorry to hear. She was a wonderful woman.

  9. Mike and Annie Kingslien says:

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers and comfort to all of family. Mike and Annie

  10. Betty Nedbal says:

    So sorry to hear about your mom She was a great lady Enjoy all of your memories of her Darcie My prayers are with you Betty

  11. Bob and Kathy Hughes says:

    Sending your family our deepest sympathy.

  12. George Tracy Ferge says:

    Sorry for your loss prayers thought hugs to the family friends Ardis was one fine sweet lady I am glad I had her in my life had a lot of fond memories with her rest in peace sweet lady

  13. Shelley Widerborg Van Straten says:

    I was truly blessed to be called “missy” when Darcie and I were in trouble. I love this woman as mom and a great lady to respect. The memories are there and often thought upon. So Thank you Mom. Your spirit is with us.

  14. Penny says:

    I will miss you. Was so happy to have you in my life since I moved to the area in 1976. You were my second mom. Love you and miss you. So sorry for your families loss.

  15. Libby Lain says:

    Rest in Peace Ardis or as she liked me calling her Grandma! I was glad to get to know her and her family while taking care of her at the Villa. Like I told Gary if I called her Arid she got mad but if I called her Grandma she was happy and I am not related at all. I loved taking care of her and she loved all of us. Thoughts and prayers to the family. I will miss her greatly!

  16. Valerie Mecklenburg says:

    Awe.😥 in heaven…hugs to family.

  17. Jeanette Rykiel says:

    So sorry for your loss. May your family find peace in all the beautiful memories of life with her. My sincere condolences.