Glenn Allen Gardner, age 76, resident of Willard, passed away Saturday, November 8, 2008 at the Willard Mercy Hospital. He was born on August 1, 1932 in Willard, Ohio to the late Durward and Mildred (Seiple) Gardner and had been a resident of Willard all of his life. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard. He retired from the Willard Post Office after 34 years of service and had worked at the Willard IGA for 13 years, after retirement. He was a Navy Veteran who had a honorable medical discharge. He was active in the Boy Scouts in the 60’s and early 70’s.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Yvonne Eileen Gardner whom he wed on September 27, 1953; one son, Daniel Glenn Gardner of Willard and friend Carol Wright; two daughters, Nancy Jo (Richard) Trimner of Willard and Lori Anne (Rick) Smith of Willard; seven grandchildren, Linda (Clark)Wright of Willard, Zachary (Amanda) Smith of Willard, Geoffrey (Ashley) Trimner of Willard, Jerrod (Denise) Smith of New Mexico, Amy Gardner of Willard, Glenn Daniel (Mary) Gardner of Willard, and Garrett Daniel Gardner of Willard; 6 great granchildren; one brother, Bruce (Shirley) Gardner of New Haven, Indiana; and a uncle, James “Bud” (Wanda) Seiple of Huron, Ohio.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Durward and Mildred (Seiple) Gardner; brother, Durward Wayne Gardner and a sister, Gretchen Hock.
A graveside service will be held at the Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio on Tuesday, November, 11, 2008 at 2:30 P.M. with Rev.Brian Peltomaa officiating. Memorial expressions may be made to the Willard Mercy Hospital or to the Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard. The Secor Funeral Home in Willard assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhome.com
Mrs. Gardner and family, I Just found out of your loss and wanted to send my sympathy and prayers. Your husband and father was the best postal worker ever. He was always smiling and went out of his way. He will be greatly missed. I have had a lot of loss , but remember all those good memories ,it helps. sorry I am so late with this being in Nevada I am behind things but try to keep up. With sympathy,love and prayers Penny Mastron Howell
I am sorry for the loss of your husband. I will always remember the Jelly Beans he shared with me over the years.
Yvonne,and family, We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We were really surprised,we thought he was doing so much better. Please know we are here for you if you need anything. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Terry, Valerie, Haley & Landon Henry
Mrs. Gardner,Nancy,Lori,Glen and families,
I was so sorry to hear about your Husband/Dad – please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Yvonne, Nancy,Dan and family, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father. He was a very special person. He always had a smile for everyone. We want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and if we can be of assistance in any way, please let us know.
May God be with all of you in this time of sorrow.
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Glenn was a very nice person. He would do anything for you. He always made us laugh when we worked with him @ Moores IGA. We loved to see him because he always had a smile on his face, if you had a bad day that smile always brightened your day. God Bless
I love you ornery! I will miss seeing that smile and sitting on your bench with you. Watch over that special wife and family of yours. I love you all very much and of course your all in my heart.
Nancy,Dick and Lori,Rick
So sorry to hear of your dads passing. He is at peace now and in a better place. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Jeri
Yvonne, Nancy, Lori & Family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Such a blessing that the suffering is now over. Please know that you are all in our prayers.