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Life Story / Obituary
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." (Psalm 116:15)
Mrs. Ardys L. Kasabian, age 80, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Ardys was born in Racine WI March 10,1935, daughter of the late Ben and Evelyn (Nee: Rosquist) Olson. At the time of her passing, she was surrounded by family. "Her children arise up, and call her blessed." (Proverbs 31:28) During her stay at the hospital, Ardys had the visitation of various family members, friends and those whose lives she touched. We thank you.
On June 10, 1952, at Zion Lutheran Church, Ardys was united in marriage to Kaiser Kasabian who preceded her in death, November 19, 2008. She treasured the time spent with family and her many friends. In her earlier years, Ardys sang at the Racine Rescue Mission in an effort to draw lost souls to Jesus Christ. By God's grace, she was able to care for her husband Kaiser, brother Wallace E. Olson, brother-in-law Jack Kasabian and his wife (Susanna), as well as her friend Lillian Harston in their times of affliction.
"Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work." (1 Timothy 5:10)
Ardys will joyfully be remembered by her children, Curtis (Marcy) Kasabian, Susan Kasabian, Ben (Jackie) Kasabian, (all living in Racine), and Kari Lee Kasabian of Nisula MI; grandchildren, Kim (Eric) Haigh, Dan Kasabian, Season (Jason) Hofner, Ty (Julie) Ewing, Kelly (Keith) Danielski, Brian Sullivan, Michael (Julia) Rasmussen, Haley (Greg) Tarnowski, Ben Kasabian Jr., and Nathan Kasabian; 19 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; Wilford Swanson of Norway MI; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Ardys was preceded in death by her grandson, Timothy Sullivan; sisters, Doris B. Olson, Joyce (Jerry) Sura, Marjorie (Ralph) Gregory, Janice (Fred) Bark, Betty (Wilford) Swanson; and brother Wallace E. Olson.
Funeral services will be held at the Maresh-Meredith and Acklam Funeral Home on Thursday, January 28, 2016, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Richard Rogers officiating. Interment will be held at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at 10 a.m. Thursday until time of service. Memorials to the Disabled American Veterans or to one’s favorite charity have been suggested.
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for what you have accomplished in our family. Also, the family wishes to extend a special thank you to Ardys' caregivers for their love and support these past few years.