Ardle Erwin Page, born on July 17, 1942, peacefully passed away at his Albany home surrounded by immediate family on Saturday, October 3rd.
Ardle was born in Shelton Washington to Wanford and Pauline (Vanderpol) Page. Wanford moved his young family to Albany Oregon in the mid-’40s and remained there for the rest of his life.
Ardle is survived by his wife of 54 years, Diane; daughters Rebecca Barber and Diane McGill; grandchildren Jeremy AAsum and his wife Ali, granddaughter Samantha Poffenbarger and her children Taylor, Mia, Aria, and Bexley, plus grandson Bradley Stocker his partner Chelsea Hall and their daughter Savannah and grandson Mark Stocker. Also, surviving Ardle are his brother Rudy Page and his wife Brenda. Preceding him in death are sisters Deloris Ambroz and Sandra Steyer plus his daughter Susan Poffenbarger.
Ardle loved Jesus all his life. He remembered loving Jesus as a young child in Sunday School at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Albany. He graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri May 30, 1969, with a Masters of Theology degree. In his early adult years, he was a pastor. He never knew a stranger and would strike up a conversation with anyone. The conversation would invariably end up with him telling the person about Jesus. Later, he worked for the Oregon Department of Transportation on the landscape crew making lifelong friends. He was an inventor and manufacturer of a patented garden tool featured on QVC. Ardle grew, sold, and planted arborvitae for many years. For hobbies, he enjoyed crafts and painting pictures. He remained a lifelong learner and an avid researcher. For decades, he worked on writing his books. In retirement years he was a faithful member of the Albany Camp of the Gideons International. He served as the camp chaplain.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 17th at 11 am at Valley Christian Center Church, 557 Scravel Hill Rd NE, Albany, Oregon 97322. Masks and social distancing will be required. A light snack of prepackaged treats and bottled water will be served.
Donations may be sent to Gideons International, Albany Camp, PO Box 4, Albany, Oregon 97321.
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