Ardith L. Knuth, 87, formerly of Augusta, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at her home in Eau Claire, WI, surrounded by her family.
Ardith Lucille Knuth, daughter of Peter and Bernice (Kingsley) Brown was born August 15, 1935. She married Gerald (Jerry) Hilmanowski and to this union her 3 children were born. Jerry passed away on December 30, 1975. She was later united in marriage to John Knuth on September 15, 1978. The couple lived on the Knuth farm until retiring and moving to their home on Dells Mill Pond in Augusta in 1985. Following John’s passing on June 9, 2012, Ardith continued to live in their home until moving to her present home in Eau Claire, with her daughter Lea Berry.
Ardith and John enjoyed traveling, as well as hunting and fishing in Canada 2-3 times a year. A favored trip was touring Alaska for 2 months. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family.
Ardith will be dearly missed by her daughter Lea Berry of Eau Claire, son Gerald (Tammy) Hilmanowski of Arcadia , and daughter Tami (Cliff) Wampole of Eau Claire, 8 grandchildren; Chris (Jenny) Berry , Donna (Loren) Lone , Mike (Jackie) Berry, Jason (Tara) Hilmanowski , Jessica Hilmanowski (Andrew Eichmann), Mandy (Waylon) Goldsmith, Henry Hilmanowski (Hanna Roberts), Josh (Mallory) Wampole; 21great grandchildren; 15 great great grandchildren; sister Torleta (Wayne) Yoder; several nieces and nephews.
Ardith was preceded in death her husbands, Gerald and John; parents Peter and Bernice; infant daughter Marybeth; 5 brothers Charles, Richard, Ronald, Delvin and Darrel; and sister Juanita.
A memorial service to celebrate Ardith’s life will be held Saturday, March 18, 2023, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta.
Family and friends may call from 1 to5 p.m. with a short service being held at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be at the West Lawn Cemetery at a later date.
Online condolences can be left at www.andersonfhaugusta.com