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Edward Larkin Lee Gardner, 88, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the Veterans Home, Oxford, Miss.

Ed, son of the late Edward Leonard Gardner and wife Hulda B., nee Reinholz, was born Dec. 10, 1925, in Washington. Ed graduated from Washington High School in 1943. He served his country in the U.S. Merchant Marines from December 1943 to October 1946. He was united in marriage to Miss Ruth Pelster Feb. 27, 1945, in San Francisco, Calif. They made their home in Jerseyville, Ill., from 1957 to 1987. While in Jerseyville, Ill., he was an active member of Hope Lutheran Church. In 1987, they moved to make their home in New Haven. He was an active member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church (Port Hudson), Washington V.F.W. Post 2661, and American Legion Post 218.

Ed is survived by two sons, Daryl Gardner, Paducah, Ky., and Douglas Gardner and wife Martha, Hernando, Miss.; two grandsons, Justin Gardner and wife Jessica, Manassas, Va., and Jonathan Gardner and wife Valerie, Smyrna, Ga.; one great-grandson, Daniel Edward Gardner, Manassas, Va; four sisters, Jeanette Faes, Hermann, Betty Eckelkamp, Evelyn Jaeger, both of Washington, and Marilyn King and husband Dick, Boulder, Colo.; one brother-in-law, Harold Pelster and wife Erika, Los Angeles, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Irma Pelster and Gurthlen Gardner, both of Washington; other relatives and many friends.

Ed was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ruth Gardner; one daughter-in-law, Ruth Ann Gardner; parents, Edward and Hulda Gardner; three brothers, Lester "Dutz" Gardner, Virgil "Knox" Gardner, and Rudy Gardner; two sisters-in-law, Geraldine Gardner and Cathy Gardner; and one brother-in-law, Howard Pelster, Washington.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 26, at Ebenezer Lutheran Church (Port Hudson), New Haven.

A funeral service will follow at the church, starting at noon, with the Rev. William Zastrow officiating.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Ebenezer Lutheran Church (Port Hudson).

To send condolences to the family, please visit www.oltmannfuneralhome.com.

The family is being served by Oltmann Funeral Home, Washington.
Published in The Missourian on July 23, 2014
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