Ardythe Hager, 84, of Guttenberg, Iowa, formerly of Forest Park, died on July 6, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque after a brief illness. Born in Forest Park on Jan. 24, 1934, to Clark and Mildred (Blough) Strader, she attended St. John Evangelical School and graduated from Proviso East High School. On Sept. 21, 1981 Ardythe married the love of her life, Walter Hager, at St. John Lutheran Church in Guttenberg. She had worked for many years as a secretary and office assistant in the Chicago-area before retiring and moving to Guttenberg in 1994. Ardythe spent many wonderful years as an active member of the Harlem German Choir, loved traveling the world, hosting friends and family at her home, had a great love for dogs and all animals, and was a devoted and loving aunt to her nieces and nephews. 

Ardythe Hager is survived by her brother, Ken (Mickie) Strader; her niece, Megan Strader; her nephews, Eric (Dawn) Strader, Todd (Stephanie) Strader and Scott (Joelle) Strader; six great-nieces and nephews; and her many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Walter. 

Arrangements are being handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, 207 S. 1st St., Guttenberg ( ) where the family will receive friends from 2 until 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 15. A funeral service will be held at St. John Lutheran Church in Guttenberg at 10:30 a.m. on July 16, with interment at the Guttenberg City Cemetery.