The world lost an “Earthbound Angel” on March 4, 2014: Arden Jill Aylesworth (Lansing), age 69. Arden, the daughter of Wallace and Auretta (Rigg) Aylesworth was born April 14, 1944 in Valparaiso, Ind. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Wallis Adair (Wiese).
Her love of sewing, helping her kids and being “Grandma” were her life’s ambition. Tirelessly leading the Fayette Go-Getter’s 4-H Club for more than 20 years, and helping many youth learn to sew in both Wisconsin and Indiana, she spent her life finding joy in stitching the threads of life together.
Arden is survived by her three children: Lisa (Steve) Carpenter and their four children Cody, Colton, Carson and Cora; Lori (Tim Weigel) and her two children Emma and Tyler; Lance (Hilari) Lansing and their son Liam; and her close group of friends that lived near her.
Her passion of sewing took her to work in the House of Veils & Gowns in Monroe and she saw her grandkids excel in the 4-H sewing program, also. Upon returning to Indiana, she took a position at Wal-Mart in Valparaiso.
Mom’s love of agriculture and her family was seen in her many trips to the Lafayette County Fair and the Wisconsin State Fair, where she watched her kids and then her grandkids exhibit their projects.
Arden’s family and friends celebrated her life in Indiana on Friday, March 7, 2014 from 3-7:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church-Doc located at 1507 Glendale Blvd. in Valparaiso. The funeral service was held at 7:00 p.m., and there was a private graveside interment on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at Graceland Cemetery.
The family would like to hold a time of fellowship in Wisconsin, on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Bridges Banquet Center in Darlington.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial (Arden Aylesworth Memorial Fund) has been established at the First National Bank in Darlington. Memorials will be used to set up a 4-H Scholarship in Arden’s name.