Ardith Ina DeJong, age 90, of Nebraska City died July 14, 2018, at Bryan LGH East Medical Center in Lincoln.  
Ardith was born July 3, 1928 in Mitchell, S.D., the 10th of 15 children to Clyde and Hazel (Beadle) Thompson.  
Ardith moved to Nebraska City in 1961 and worked many jobs, including Norman’s IGA, Dress Barn, Woolworth’s and J.C. Penney’s.  She was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church in Nebraska City and was also a member of Red Hats, NC Garden Club, Eagle’s Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary.  
Ardith was known to volunteer at the Food Pantry and was an avid golfer.  She loved gardening, flowers, camping and spending time with friends and family.
Ardith was also very involved with Region V Parents many years ago.
Survivors include her sons, Alan DeJong of Beatrice, Arlan DeJong and wife Jean of Syracuse, Andrew DeJong and wife Deb of Milford; daughter, Annette DeJong of Georgia; grandchildren, Brandon DeJong, Melissa DeJong, Raina Hansen, Rennie Hansen, Ryan Hansen, Daniel DeJong and wife Gina, Kathryn DeJong, Renee Dirksen, Christian Colbert and Caleb Colbert; nine great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; brothers, William Thompson of Mitchell, S.D., Charles Thompson of Spanaway, Wash., and George Thompson of Wilsonville, Nebr.; sister, Dorothy Strand and husband Dale of Mitchell, S.D.; many other relatives and friends.
Ardith was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alvin DeJong; brothers and sisters, James, Willis, Frederick, Harold, Howard, Richard, Barbara, Garry, Jerry and twin sister Edith.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at the First United Methodist Church in Nebraska City. Cremation will follow the services with inurnment to be held in Mitchell, S.D. at a later date. Visitations will be 1 to 8 p.m. Friday at Marshall Funeral Chapel with the family greeting friends from 5 to 7 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.
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Marshall Funeral Chapel of Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.