Born: 25 May 1930 in Beaver, Clark, WI
Married: 04 Sep 1948 in Eaton, Clark, WI
Died: 12 Jul 1996 in Arpin, Wood, WI (3)
Wife: Noreen Marie Tucker
02 (?): Living
03 (?): Living
04 (?): Living
05 (?): Living
Noreen Marie Tucker:
Cause of Death: brain cancer
Buried: Loyal Cemetery, Loyal, Clark, Wisconsin
Surnames: Gardner, Zuege, Kollmansberger, Sommers, Gotter, Heiking
----- Source: Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark Co., Wis.) 02/07/1952
----- Gardner, Floyd L. (28 JUN 1889 – 29 JAN 1952)
A funeral service was performed at 2 p.m. Friday at the Trinity Lutheran Church for Floyd Lyman Gardner. Mr. Gardner succumbed last Tuesday to a heart attack at the age of 62.
The Rev. E. E. Aalto held the services for the departed, with Mrs. Romaine Rossow providing the hymns of remembrance, “In the Garden,” “Under His Wings,” and “The Old Rugged Cross.: Miss Jean Nysted accompanied at the organ.
Serving as pallbearers were Horace Vanderburg, Joe Pachal, Archie Smith, Fred Cox Sr., William Tucker, and Robert Kollmansberger. Burial was made in the Loyal Cemetery.
Mr. Gardner was born June 28, 1889 in the Town of York (Clark Co., Wis.) At the age of 19 he moved with his parents to Loyal. His entire life was spent in the area of the Towns of Loyal and Beaver. He was educated in the Town of Loyal. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, the Sunny Knoll School Board, and the Loyal Cemetery Board.
His marriage to the former Margaret Zuege took place Nov. 20, 1919 in the Town of Loyal.
He is survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Donald Sommers, Curtiss, Mrs. Harold Kollmansberger, Loyal, and Mrs. Elmer Gotter, Loyal; two sons, Harold, Loyal, and Vern of Greenwood; eight grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Fred Heiking, Loyal, and his mother, Mrs. Linda Gardner of Loyal.
Out of town people attending the funeral were Mrs. Bernard Zuege and Bernie Hall of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Claude Detjem and Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Dayton of Merrill, Mrs. Al Walsh, Fond du Lac, and Mr. and Mrs. William Zuege and Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Zuege of Stevens Point. There were also many relatives from Loyal and vicinity.
[This is about the death of Vern's father]
Gardner, Vern Allen (1930 - 1996)
----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner 07/17/1996
Vern Allen Gardner, 66, Loyal, Clark County, died Friday, July 12, 1996, at Bethel Nursing Rehabilitation Center, Arpin.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 1996, at the Loyal United Methodist Church. Rev. Paul Dekker officiated. Burial was in the Loyal City Cemetery.
Vern Allen Gardner was born on May 25, 1930, in the Town of Beaver, to Floyd and Margaret (nee Zuege) Gardner. He received his education in Loyal, graduating from Loyal High School. He married Noreen Tucker on Sept. 4, 1948, in the Town of Eaton. She survives.
He started farming in April 1949 and farmed until retiring in the fall of 1989, when he moved to Loyal. He worked temporarily for the City of Loyal and the Loyal School District. He served on the Farm Home Administration Board, Clark County Board, Loyal School Board and was the Town of Eaton assessor. He entered the nursing home in Nov. 1995. He was a member of the Loyal United Methodist Church and enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and camping.
Survivors include his wife two daughters, Wendy (Bruce) Miller, Stevens Point and Kathy (Mark) Smith, Springfield, Va. two sons, Roderick Bucky (Barbara Knack) Gardner, Loyal and Gary (Sandra) Gardner, Woodstock, Ill. six grandchildren and three sisters, Lucille Sommers, Curtiss Lorea (Harold) Kollmansberger, Loyal and Velma (Elmer) Gotter, Loyal.
He was preceded in death by his parents his step-father, Ernst Hinkelmann one daughter, Peggy and one brother, Harold.
Rinka Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Obit: Gardner, Vern A. (12 July 1996)
Marshfield News-Herald/ 13 July 1996
Vern Gardner LOYAL- Vern Allen Gardner, 66, of 402 W. Mill St., Loyal, died at Bethel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Arpin at 7 a.m. on Friday, July 12, 1996. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, at loyal Methodist Church with Rev. Paul Dekker officiating. Burial will be in Loyal City Cemetery. He was born May 25, 1930 in the town of Beaver to Floyd and Margaret (Zuege) Gardner. He grew up on his family’s farm and graduated from Loyal High School. He married Noreen Tucker on September 4, 1948, at his in-laws home in the Town of Eaton. He started farming in April 1949 on his in-laws farm until he retired in the fall of 1989 and moved to Loyal. He worked temporarily for the city of Loyal and the Loyal School district. He served on the Farm and Home Administration Board, Clark County Board, Loyal School Board and was the town of Eaton assessor. He was a member of the Loyal United Methodist Church and enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and camping. He entered the nursing home in November 1995 and resided there until his death. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Wendy (Bruce) Miller of Stevens Point and Kathy (Mark) Smith of Springfield, Virginia; two sons, Roderick "Bucky" (Barbara Knack) of Loyal and Gary (Sandra) of Woodstock, Illinois; six grandchildren; and three sisters, Lucille Sommers of Curtis, Lorea (Harold) Kollmansberger of Loyal and Velma (Elmer) Gotter of Loyal. He was preceded in death by his parents; a step-father, Ernst Hinkelman; a daughter, Peggy Gardner; and a brother, Harold Gardner.
Obit: Gardner, Peggy Jo - 17 May 1967
----Source: Marshfield News-Herald/ 18 May 1967
Peggy Jo Gardner LOYAL- Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Loyal Methodist Church for Peggy Jo Gardner, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vern Gardner, route 2, Greenwood, who died Wednesday after an illness of two years. The Rev. Lelan Shaw, Loyal, and the Rev. Paul Doering, Ladysmith, will officiate at the services and burial will be made in the Loyal cemetery. The body is reposing at the Myre Funeral Home in Loyal until time of services. Born April 12, 1949, at Marshfield, Peggy Jo was a senior student at the Loyal High School and a member of the school band, editor of the school year book (Loyalite), and had received the D. A. R. award. She was a Corn festival queen candidate in 1964; runner-up as Miss Rural Electrician in 1966; and a member of the Loyal Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, surviving are two sisters, Wendy and Kathy, two brothers, Rodney and Gary, all at home; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Tucker and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hinkleman of Loyal
----Source: The Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark County, WI) 02 Feb 1967
Gardner, Peggy (DAR Award, 1967)
The Daughters of the American Revolution Award winner at the Loyal High School is Peggy Gardner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vern Gardner, route 1, Greenwood.
Peggy was chosen for the award by fellow students and the high school faculty for good citizenship, She participates in forensics, band, and solo and ensemble. This year she is the yearbook editor and is a senior class representative on the Student Council.
[posted 6 Dec 2013]
Revised: February 19, 2018