Fremont County, Iowa


Bert Edwards Gardner

The Hamburg Reporter
Thursday, June 30, 1960, page 3, column 1:

Bert Edwards Gardner

Bert Edwards Gardner, son of Mart and Ellen Jennings Gardner, was born in Fremont county Oct 11, 1898, one of thirteen children.† He died June 19 at his home here, after nine years of ill health.† Last February he fell and broke his hip.

He attended the schools around Riverton.† He was united in marriage with Miss Leona Lundy in 1919, and to them six children were born: Everett of Shenandoah; Mrs. Thelma Hall of Valley, Nebr.; Mrs. Opal Foster of Riverton; Miss Carol Gardner of Valley, Nebr. A son, Clarence, died in service of his country during World War Two, and Barbara died at the age of nine.

Mr. Gardner farmed, worked for the Farmer's Co-Op, The Fremont County ASC and for the Shull Brothers.† He was a member of Royal Neighbors Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his two children, his parents and five brothers톆 and sisters.† Surviving are his wife; four children; eight grandchildren; four brothers, John and Walter of Hamburg; Charles and Joe of Riverton; three sisters, Mrs. Julia Owens, Westboro; Mrs Mabel Bean, Shenandoah; and Mrs. Lily Huskil of El Paso, Texas; also nieces, nephews and many friends.

Funeral rites were held at Shull Funeral Home June 22, conducted by Rev George Campbell.† Music was recorded. Mrs. John Proctor of Sidney had charge of the memorial book; Mrs. Ruth Monroe, Miss Grace Gardner and Mrs. Proctor cared for flowers.† Casket bearers were Forrest Owens, Arnold Gardner, Earl Gardner, Harold Gardner, Cliff Binns and Eugene Beam.

Source:~ Submitted and transcribed by Jerre Robertson

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