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Randy Gardner - February 02, 2012


Randy Ray Gardner of Pierce, Neb., died Jan. 25, 2012, at home, at the age of 49 years, 11 months and 15 days, after battling colon cancer the last three years.
He was born Feb. 10, 1962, in Imperial, Neb. to Delvin and Loneta “Lonnie” (Waters) Gardner.
Randy was baptized at St. Mathews Lutheran Church Meadow Grove and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Osmond, Neb.
He graduated from Osmond High School in 1981.
He married Kim Bowling on Sept. 12, 1981, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Foster, Neb.
After they were married, they lived in Norfolk. They moved to Pierce in 1985 where Randy worked at Lynn Gubbels at Osmond, Super 8 in Norfolk and Nebraska Boxed Beef.
In 1991, he started at Vulcraft in Norfolk and has been there for 20 years.
Randy enjoyed his granddaughters, family, hunting, four wheeling and golfing. He always helped anyone in need.
Randy was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Pierce, Neb. and served six years with the Norfolk National Guard.
He was preceded in death by sister, Cristi Green; grandparents, Harry and Thema Waters, James Calvin Gardner, and Chemo Friend Delorse Bahns.
He is survived by his wife, Kim Gardner of Pierce; daughter, Megan and husband, Peter Tuttle of Pierce; son, Travis and wife, Sara Gardner of Pierce; four granddaughters; parents, Delvin and Loneta “Lonnie” Gardner of Osmond; brother, Rick, and wife, Bette Gardner of Osmond; sisters, Ronda, and husband, Clark Nelsen of Norfolk, Brenda and husband, Neil Wattier of Osmond; grandmother, Edna Gardner of Imperial, Neb.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, in Pierce, Neb. with Rev. Gordon Bruce officiating.
Interment was at Prospect View Cemetery, Pierce.
Organist was Mrs. Dottie Ahlers and soloist was Mrs. Margret Jenkins.
Casketbearers were Leon Wagner, John Gallop Jr., Keith Petersen, Keigh Gardner, Calvin Gardner, Matt Gerdes, A.J. Gerdes and Josh Wattier.
Stonacek Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.