We Live in Hearts We
Leave Behind ~ Thomas Campbell
Funeral Mass will be Friday, December 9, 2011 for 78 year old Carl Gardiner of Chester, IL who passed away Sunday, December 4, 2011 at his residence.
Carl was born September 11, 1933 in Sparta, IL, the son of Melvin and Elsie (Hapke) Gardiner. He married Tootie Runge on July 17, 1965 in Farrar, MO and she survives of Chester, IL.
Also surviving are five children, Debbie Brandon of Cypress, TX, Terry Gardiner of Cypress, TX, David Runge of Grubville, MO, Chris Barthol of Chester, IL and Kelley Gardiner of Chester, IL. Two brothers, Clyde Gardiner of New Athens, IL and Rev. James Gardiner of Assumption, IL. One sister in law, Doris Mathews of Columbia, IL. One brother in law, Rufus Rezba of Sparta, IL. 11 grandchildren, one great grandson and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.
Visitation will be from 4pm to 8pm on Thursday, December 8, 2011 and from 7:30am to 9:45am on Friday, December 9, 2011 at the Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester, IL.
Funeral Mass for Carl Gardiner will be at 10am Friday, December 9, 2011 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chester, IL with Father Gene Wojcik officiating.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorials can be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or St. Mary’s Catholic School in Chester, IL.