Ardith Boyken

July 3, 1926 — Nov. 5, 2017


Ardith Boyken, age 91, of Algona passed away on Nov. 5, 2017, at the Algona Manor Care Center.  Memorial services will be 11 a.m., Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona, with Rev. Eric Hauan officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Algona. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m., until the service time Thursday at the church.

Ardith Inez Lambert, the daughter of Herbert G. and Lillian (Ross) Lambert, was born on July 3, 1926, in Cushing.  She graduated from Cushing High School in 1943.  On Dec. 31, 1957, Ardith married John Boyken in Evansville, Ind.  She had worked in Ponca City, Okla., Waverly for Lutheran Mutual Life Ins. and 25 years at Iowa State Bank in Algona.  Ardith enjoyed reading, working jigsaw puzzles and playing cribbage.  She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Ladies Aid and the Senior Center.  

Ardith is survived by her daughter, Lori Boyken of Algona; a daughter-in-law, Judith Boyken of Bloomington, Ind.; and two grandchildren. 

 Her parents; husband; a son, Robert Boyken; two brothers, Harley and Delbert Lambert; and three sisters, Rachel, Naomi and Ruth, preceded her in death.

The Lentz Funeral Home in Algona is serving the family.  Condolences may be left at

Kossuth County Advance

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Algona, IA 50511  

Phone: (515) 295-3535

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