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“World class uncle and role model. My world will never be the same without you. Thank you for all the love and support. ”
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“I'll miss Mike, as over the years we did get to play golf together and he always had a witting saying after a golf shot. He always liked to walk. I...Read More »
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“Dear Getchen & Bill, Gabe & Autumn, and family, You are in our prayers. We loved your dad and will miss his calm steadfast presence and his sense...Read More »
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Michael Joseph Gardner was born in Cheboygan, MI on June 2, 1944 to the late James and Irene (Penoyer) Gardner. He passed away at Brittany Manor, Midland, MI on May 6, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife Nancy Jean Gardner. He was a member of Fraser Road Church of God. He was retired from General Motors.
Survivors include: his daughter, Gretchen (William) Ross and grandchildren Olivia and Mitchell; his son, Gabriel (Autumn) Gardner and grandchildren Sheridan, Connor, Jacob and Claire; a sister Alice (Roy) MacFarland and two brothers-in-law; James (Laura) Geiersbach and Robert (Cathy) Geiersbach. He was preceded in death by his siblings: Jim, Irene, Georgia and John.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Fraser Road Church of God. Pastor Rick Webb will officiate. Private burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Cheboygan. Visiting hours will be Friday, May 10, 2019 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Penzien-Steele Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Fraser Road Church of God.