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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.


Published in the Post Tribune on Oct. 2, 2014
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