Leonard Gail Gardner, 55, of Mt. Vernon, Ill., born May 9, 1960, in Belleville, Ill., passed away Friday, December 11, 2015, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Mt. Vernon, Ill.
Mr. Gardner was a roofing contractor. He also honorably served his country in the United States Navy.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gail Richard Gardner.
Surviving are his daughters, Gabrielle Renee Gardner of Mt. Vernon, Ill., and Sierra Rae Gardner of New Athens, Ill.; two granddaughters, Sophia Marie and Addilynne Gardner, both of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; his mother, Martha E., nee, Carroll, Gardner of Smithton, Ill.; a brother, Daniel (Glenda) Gardner of Smithton, Ill.; and a sister, Laura Gardner-Mathes of Council, Ind.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
Condolences to the family may be expressed online at: www.heilschuessler.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 17, 2015, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, December 18, 2015, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, New Athens, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 18, 2015, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, New Athens, Ill., with Rev. John Lukomski officiating. Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
FUNERAL HOME, New Athens, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Dec. 15, 2015