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Obituary for Ferdie G. Armstrong

Ferdie G. Armstrong
Ferdie G. Armstrong, 71, of La Crosse, passed away Saturday, February 26, 2011, at Lakeview Health Center, West Salem.
He was born February 1, 1940, in Ridgeway, Iowa, to George and Florence (Qualley) Armstrong. Ferdie was a 1958 graduate of Ridgeway High School. On January 10, 1970, he married Portialee Carroll at The Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, Iowa. Ferdie worked for Canadian Pacific Railway for over 20 years as a telegrapher. He was a humorous fellow who enjoyed watching football and reading newspapers. Ferdie was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, who will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include Portialee of La Crosse; two children, Todd (Mindi) Armstrong of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Stacy Armstrong of La Crosse; three grandchildren, Elizabeth "Ellie," Logan, and Brooklyn; one brother, Richard Armstrong of Iowa; and many loving cousins, especially Jo Ann Ries.
Ferdie was preceded in death by his parents and several cousins.
In accordance with his family's wishes, his body will be cremated and a private family service will be held at a later date. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, (Woodruff Chapel), La Crosse, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent at