Craig D. Ardner|
Aug. 15, 1945-Nov. 6, 2013
Craig D. Ardner, age 67, of Lake George, Michigan, passed away at Mid Michigan Medical Center, in Midland, on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. The son of the late Russell and Mavis Ardner was born on August 15, 1946, in Alma, MI. He was a mechanic in the air force. Craig worked at General Motors for 31 years as a Plant Supervisor and retired in 2003. He married his sweet heart, Jonni Ardner May 1989. Craig enjoyed working at their home in Lake George and served on the Lake George board of directors. He loved gardening, cooking breakfast for his family, taking pictures, word search games, computers (IPad), loved everything about the outdoors, cats Buttercup, Max, and Rusty brought him happiness each day, family was his passion. Craig was a man full of laughter and life. We his family, friends, and anyone he came in contact with have been touched by his joy of life. We thank him and he will be dearly missed.
Craig is survived by his wife, Jonni Ardner; daughters, Tiffany (Ken) Jarnagin, Tommye Willey, Josie Ardner; and son, Craig Ardner, II; and their mother, Dawn (Jim) Dringenberg; his step- children, Ken (Monique) Smith, Kristine Norton (Joe George), and Brandy (Ron Beres) Smith; 22 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; sisters, Nancy (Mike) Patterson; nephews, Devin and Justin; and niece, Jenny, Judy (Marvin) Knapp; nephew, Lenny; and nieces, Heather and Angie; special friends, Ric, Peg, and Mike Lieffers.
Memorial Service will be held the Summer of 2014 at their Lake George home. Donations can be made to Gift of Life in Craig Dean Ardner's name. Arrangements are under the care of the Wilson MILLER Funeral Home, 4210 N. Saginaw Rd., Midland, Michigan. Personal messages of condolence may be offered to the family at
Published in The Morning Sun on Nov. 12, 2013