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Kel J. Gardner, 57, Green Bay, was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus on Friday, July 5, 2013. He was born on October 16, 1955 to James and Shelby Gardner in Green Bay. Kel graduated from Ashwaubenon High School in 1973.
He was employed at James River for many years. Kel was blessed with an innate gift in the science of mechanics. He enjoyed restoring old classic items. Kel took pride in his role as a big brother, was an avid Packer fan and was devoted to his dogs, Scruffi and Choppers.
Kel is survived by his parents, Jim and Sandy Gardner; sisters, Kari (Joel) Fournier, Vicki (Michael) Easker, Valerie Breitsprecher, Christine (Bradley) Kenny; brother, Randy (Pam) Gardner as well as numerous nieces and nephews, family and friends.
A private service will be held. Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family. To express online condolences please visit www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Lutheran Church, 1301 S. Ridge Road, Green Bay, WI 54304.
Kel's family extends a sincere thank you to the staffs of Golden Living Center, Aurora VNA Hospice and Aurora Baycare's Lombardi Cancer Center and to Dr. Dhimant Patel for all of the compassionate care.
Blaney Funeral Home
1521 Shawano Ave.
Green Bay, WI 54303
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on July 7, 2013