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Gardner, Duane Lanard Age 44 years, resident of Portage, Indiana departed this life on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Methodist Hospital Southlake. Duane was a 1989 graduate of William A. Wirt High School (Gary, IN), Indiana University Northwest with a degree in Education. He also attended Purdue University Calumet. Duane was employed 17 years at USX Gary Sheet & Tin Division. He worked as a "Strip Inspector" in the 84" Hot Strip Mill, Hot Rolling Department. He was a journeyman electrician and a member of Local 1066. He was a former member of Greater Harvest and Pleasant Valley M.B. Churches. Duane was preceded in death by his father, Jason Gardner Jr.; grandparents, Johnnie (Bernice) Taylor, Jason Gardner Sr. and Virgil Chatters; mother-in-law, Christine King; aunts, Dorothy Thomas, Barbara Taylor; uncle, Larry Gardner. He leaves to cherish fond memories: devoted wife, Danielle Gardner; daughter, Sydney Amaya Gardner; loving mother, Susiette Gardner; brother, Jermaine (Alana) Gardner; sister, Ta'Shauna Ranea Gardner; loving grandmother, Ann Chatters; father-in-law, Charles King; and a host of aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. Visitation Friday, October 3, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Family hours from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Guy & Allen Chapel, 2959 W. 11th Ave. Funeral services Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Clark Road Baptist Church, 2841 Clark Road Gary, IN, Rev. Pharis Evans, Pastor. Rev. Terence Standifer, officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park, Hobart, IN.

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Published in the Post Tribune on Oct. 2, 2014
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