Ardell Kathryn Halupnick was born June 3, 1919 in rural Gladbrook, IA in Crystal Township at the home of her parents John and Ella Eggers Staker. She attended country school and on May 22, 1922 was united in marriage to Leonard Joseph Halupnick on July 6, 1937 in Cedar Rapids, IA. They lived on the family farm all their married life and after Leonard's death on October 18, 1987 she moved to town. In July of 2008 she became a resident of the Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer where her death came on Friday, May 31, 2013 at the age of 93 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and UMW. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Leonard and one brother Eldon in 1950. She is survived by one son Larry (Pauline) Halupnick of Traer, two daughters, Joan Staveley of Albuquerque, NM and Shirley Austin of Traer, 7 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren a brother in law Joe Harrison of Bakersfield, CA and a sister in law Dorothy Halupnik and several nieces and nephews.