Kurt Mario Ardiles, age 29, passed away Saturday, January 4, at his residence in Storm Lake. A funeral service was scheduled for Wednesday, January 8, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Arrangements were made with the Sliefert - Asmus Funeral Home in Storm Lake.
Kurt was born on March 31, 1973 in Quillota, Chile to Hector and Beverly (Wetherell) Ardiles. He dedicated his life through baptism on October 24, 1987 in Plant City, Florida. Soon after he began his pioneer ministry. Working hand in hand with the Regional Building Committee, he dedicated a lot of his energy and many hours on the construction sites of future Kingdom Halls. On May 19, 2002, he reached his goal and graduated from Ministerial Training School. Recently, Kurt had moved to Storm Lake to serve as an elder and a pioneer in the congregation.
As a child, Kurt grew up in Chile. And in his teenage years, he lived in Florida where he graduated from high school in Palatka, Florida. He enjoyed writing calligraphy. He had a love of learning different languages and also loved classical music.
Kurt is survived by his parents, Hector and Beverly Ardiles; brothers and sisters: Kalimera Ardiles, Benjamin David Ardiles, Deborann (Cindy) Ardiles, Sara Ardiles, Victoria Ardiles, and Felipe Crassi.