Raymond J. Gardner
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Raymond J. Gardner, 84, of Golden Valley, Minn., passed away February 27, 2013, surrounded by family.
He was born July 29, 1928, to Raymond and Mary Gardner. He was a US Army veteran and graduated with a Business degree from the University of Evansville. He retired after a long and successful career at Honeywell. Ray was an avid reader, enjoyed fishing in Canada, singing with "The Big Kids", the church choir, watching sports on TV, and enjoying a Manhattan in the company of friends. Devoted husband, father and friend.
He was preceded in death by wife of 55 years, Betty Ann Gardner; and parents.
Surviving are his children, Dr. Michael (Sandra) Gardner, Julie (Lynn) Boyd and Susan (Lynn) Carroll; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Special thanks to Colonial Acres nursing home and the staff who cared for him over the past months. Memorial service Thursday, March 7, 2013, 11 a.m., Valley of Peace Lutheran Church, 4735 Bassett Creek Golden Valley, Minn. www.valleyofpeace.org. Visitation is one hour prior to service. There is a private interment. Memorials preferred to Guthrie Theater or Valley of Peace Lutheran Church.
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Published in Courier Press on Mar. 3, 2013