Eldene Marie McArdle

East Tawas, Michigan
April 6, 1937 - May 10, 2019

Service Location

Tawas Area Elks Lodge


Celebration of Life
Saturday, May 25, 2019
1:00 - 4:00 PM

Obituary Notice

Eldene Marie McArdle, of East Tawas, age 82, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 10, 2019 at her home under the loving care of her husband and family. Eldene was born on April 6, 1937 in Tawas City to Edwin and Elna (Anderson) Zaharias. She worked until she was 70 years old as a rural mail carrier for the United States Postal Service. She and Lowell were married for 62 years, and raised their 5 boys and 1 daughter in their family home in East Tawas. Eldene truly enjoyed getting together with family and friends to play card games and simply just visit. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Eldene is survived by her loving husband, Lowell; children, Jim and Eva McArdle, Fred and Ann McArdle, Shelly McArdle, Dick and Kat McArdle, Tim Timreck, and Ann and Joe Griffis; 21 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; 1 brother, Dick; and 1 sister, Carol; and many special friends. Eldene is preceded in death by a son, Ronald McArdle, 1 sister, Dodie; 1 brother, John; 1 granddaughter, Kendra; and 2 great grandchildren. Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and her family will celebrate her life at a later date. An online guest registry is available at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.


Wilber Township Cemetery


Loved spending time with Eldene and Lowell. You're the best except when picking and playing ripoff tickets.
— Jim and Kathy Nelkie
There are no adequate words. One heck of a lady, always, always made me feel welcome and like I was part of the family. RIP Deenie, you will be sorely missed by so very many. So sorry :( My love and heartfelt thoughts to all of the family, Sheryl (Taylor & Alex too)
— Sheryl A Firestone
Jim, we are so sorry for your loss. Please give our condolences to your dad and the rest of your family.
— Beth and Larry Dimmig
I have many great memories of Eldene. My heart goes out to all family and my prayers are with you. Love to all.
— Allison Anderson Schmit
So sorry for your loss...such a wonderful lady...R.I.P. dear lady
— Patti and Dennis
Eldene was my Elks Club "Boss!" We guess God needed somebody up in Heaven to deliver the mail. RIP Eldene, you were loved.
— Dick and Jeannie Fike
I was practically an adopted grandkid for many summers...she was always so welcoming and made me feel at home. She will forever be in my heart. Rest In Peace Eldene. ❤️
— Jennifer Ralph
So sorry to hear of your loss.
— Stan & Lois Brockenbrough
Grandma McArdle was one of the best women I'll ever have the pleasure to know. She welcomed me into the family with loving arms and has never let me forget I'm part of the family. Grandma was one of my biggest supports since moving to town. She was the greatest euchre partner and could give the best smack talk around. Grandma never let you go hungry and never let something go unsaid. I am so glad my children had such a close relationship with their great grandma, they adored her, and she them. I wish she knew how much she really meant to me. I'm relieved she can find peace with her son and tell him all about his babies here on earth. We love you Grandma.
— Angie
I will miss you at our class of ‘55 luncheon gatherings.I Loved your sense of humor! With deepest sympathy to your family~Betty Erickson Rose
— Bettina schnople
My Condolences to the McArdles. Eldene was a kind soul who was a friend to all. RIP my friend. Shes delivering mail in heaven I'm sure. Prayers to this wonderful family.
— Karen Curtis
Deanie was a very special part of my life, I will truly miss her. She always considered me as her sister in law even after I divorced her brother. We always had a special love for one another. Deanie and Lowell were always my very first stop when I came home for a visit. They both accepted my daughter Jessica from my second marriage and she also loved them dearly. Deanie was a life saver when I lost my mom (Cory Langlois) my son Jerry was only 10 days old. I could always turn to her. I love the entire family, they have always accepted me as sister in law, Aunt and daughter in law.
I will truly miss her, my heart is broke for Lowell and her wonderful family, she was loved and she will be missed.
— Donna Peters
What a wonderful woman. She will be sorely missed. My most sincere condolences to the family.
— Lou Hadley
So sorry for your loss. Keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers. Heaven has received another angel.
— Mary Karr
Annie and family I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I know that she was deeply loved by you. I hope you can find comfort in knowing that she is with Ron now....watching over him. My deepest condolences to the entire McArdle Family.
— Kathi (Challenger) Trincilla-Brabow
My condolences to the McArdle Family It was a great neighborhood.
— Eilert and Betty & David Francis
RIP Deanie am sure you and Bob are trying your luck at pull tabs in heaven. Prayers to the family.
— June Scott
Please accept my condolences. My family lived by her family. Great family! I remember visiting a few times, playing in the pool with Ann. Her son Jim. And daughter-in-law Eva were very supportive of my family when my grandpa died. She was our mail carrier. Much love to you all.
— Angie (Lukes) Byron

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