Ardell Stelsel

Date of Death: Mar 25, 2020
Ardell Stelsel

1934 - 2020

Ardell Stelsel, 85, of Waupun, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at the Christian Home & Rehabilitation Center in Waupun.

Ardell was born October 16, 1934 the daughter of Bert and Alice Loomans Landaal. Ardell attended Waupun High School from which she graduated. On September 12, 1952 she was united in marriage to Milan Stelsel in Alto. Following their marriage they farmed in the town of Alto until 1981 at which time they moved to Waupun. Ardell was a very active member of Union-Congregational Church in Waupun. She served on various committees, boards, served Meals on Wheels, and was a long time member of the choir. Ardell and Milan were custodians of the church for several years and she was also a member of the Waupun Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Ardell loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren dearly. There was no greater joy in her life than to be with family.

Ardell is survived by a daughter, Amy (Ken) Medema; five sons: Doug (Joyce) Stelsel, Dan (Susan) Stelsel, Duane Stelsel, David (Paula) Stelsel, and Dean (Shelly) Stelsel, all of Waupun; sixteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; two brothers: Clayton “Bud” (Sylvia) Landaal and Byron Landaal, both of Waupun; two sisters: Marjorie Redeker and Ruth Ann (Cal) Flegner, both of Waupun; brother-in-law, Junior Stelsel of Waupun; along with several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Ardell was preceded in death by her husband, Milan in 2011; a brother, Ronald Landaal; a sister, MaryNell Braun; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.


Friends and relatives may call on the family at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Please follow current Wisconsin COVID-19 protocol.


A memorial service and celebration of Ardell’s life will be held Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Union-Congregational Church in Waupun with Rev. Robert Sherwood officiating.



  1. Natalie Vande Zande Says: March 26, 2020 at 11:46 am

    So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person and will be missed

  2. Nancy Henning Says: March 26, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    Ardell was a wonderful lady. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

  3. Daniel Schoemann Says: March 26, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    My sincere Condolences go out to the Family, Ardell I am sure will be missed…God Rest your Soul Ardell and God be with your Family…

  4. Matt Guth Says: March 27, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    Had a visit with Ardell last October. Wonderful lady and good friend of my mother. They are both at peace now and with those they have missed for so long.

  5. Connie Stelsel Says: March 28, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    Ardell was a wonderful loving person, when she lived next door to Dave and Jean Stelsel my in-laws she was always bringing them cookies or something. She even made a quilt for them which I have and will always cherish. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
    Dave and Connie Stelsel

  6. Donna (Mugridge) Wiles Says: April 1, 2020 at 11:53 am

    Deepest condolences to Amy (classmate ’75) and all family members. Prayers for all.

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