Austin J. Ardoff

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Austin James Ardoff

Austin J. Ardoff, 23 of Benson, died Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Swift County-Benson Hospital in Benson from injuries sustain in an automobile accident. His funeral will be 11a.m. Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Hope Presbyterian Church in Spicer.  Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Johnson Funeral Home in New London and for one hour prior to the service at the church.  Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in New London.


Austin James Ardoff was born January 19, 1994 in Willmar, the son of Michael Berghorst and Kelly Ardoff Berghorst.  He grew up in Clara City where he attended elementary and high school. After his schooling he made his home in Willmar and spent four years with Briana Higley and together had two daughters, Ariel and Aylah.  He later moved to Benson where he lived with his girlfriend, Autumn McLain.  He worked a variety of jobs in construction and concrete. 


Austin enjoyed spending time outdoors, laughing and joking around.  He loved spending time with his daughters, family and friends whenever possible.  He will be remembered for his contagious laugh, great sense of humor and quick comebacks.  


Austin died Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Swift County-Benson Hospital in Benson at the age of 23.  He is survived by his daughters, Ariel and Aylah Ardoff; father, Michael Berghorst (Wanda Philbrick); siblings, Brandon Ardoff, Jerad (Amy) Berghorst, Brook Ardoff, Jessica Berghorst; grandparents, Martin and Judy Berghorst and Michael Ardoff; step-siblings, Paige Wrobleski, Kylee Wrobleski, Jayme Wrobleski and Jhaundel Stauffacher and long list of nieces and nephews.   


Austin is preceded in death by his mother, Kelly Ardoff Berghorst and grandmother, Barbara Ardoff. 

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