Francis Gardner

Francis Ralph Gardner

Thursday, August 27th, 1936 - Sunday, October 6th, 2019
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83, of Kimball Township, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019, at MediLodge of St. Clair following a long illness.

He was born in Port Huron, Michigan on August 27, 1936, son of the late Jerry and Lillian (Holt) Gardner.

Francis married Yvonne Rock at the Justice of Peace in Port Huron on April 11, 1959.

Francis worked at Mueller Brass for over 45 years as a factory worker. He enjoyed fishing and camping. Francis served his country with the United States Army.

Surviving in addition to his wife Yvonne of 60 years is his son and daughter, Joe Gardner of Kimball Township and Cheryl Thomas of Port Huron; grandchildren, Robert, Steve, Cory, and Ryan; great-grandchildren, Liam and Willa; siblings, Phyllis Bartley, Carol Rock, Jowetta Duke, and Bob Gardner; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family honors the memory of Francis and invites you to visit and share memories on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, from 9:00 am until 11:00 am at Blue Water Free Methodist Church 1963 Allen Rd, Smiths Creek. A funeral service will begin at 11:00 am. Pastor Randy Bennett will officiate. Interment will follow at Caswell Cemetery in Kimball Township.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
    Blue Water Free Methodist
    Address Not Available
  • Service

    Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 11:00am
    Blue Water Free Methodist
    1963 Allen Rd
    Smiths Creek, Michigan 48074
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  • Interment

    Caswell Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Kimball Township, Michigan 48074
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Rose Musgrave

Posted at 07:25pm
Yvonne and children, so sorry for loss. Sending hugs and love your way!

Joy Peralta

Posted at 11:33am
Aunt Yvonne and family, so sorry that Uncle Ralph passed. Wish we could be there for you. Our prayers are holding you today and for the coming days. Love you all. Joy and Ken and family ❤️

Renee Gardner

Posted at 06:28pm
Aunt Yvonne, Joe, Cheryl and boys, we just wanted you to know that we are thinking of all of you right now. Much love always, Sonny’s Kids, grandchildren, and great grand babies.

Sharon Headlee Posted at 07:30am

Sending our love, thoughts and prayers. Tom & Sharon (Gardner) Headlee and Family

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