Roger L. Gardner, Sr.

January 3, 2014

1-3-14 OBIT gardnerRoger L. Gardner, Sr., age 67 of Clare, passed away suddenly on Monday, December 23, 2013.

Roger was born the son of Thomas Payne and Dorothy (Schultz) Gardner on June 19, 1946 in Clare.

He was united in marriage to Beth Ann Heiser in July of 1966.  Roger was a lifelong resident of Clare; he had worked in the housekeeping/foodservice department at the Mt. Pleasant Regional Center.

He was a member and attended the Clare Seventh Day Adventist Church.  Roger took great pleasure in spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchild.

He enjoyed watching Professional Wrestling on the T.V.

Roger is survived by his wife Beth Ann; a son Roger Jr. (Brenda) of Clare; his daughter Kimberly (Bryan) Welch of Kalamazoo; four grandchildren Jeffrey and Justin Fahnestock and Ashley and Kristen Gardner; as well as a great grandson Jayden Fahnestock.  Roger was predeceased by his parents and 3 sisters.

In keeping with the family’s wishes cremation has taken place.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family c/o Beth Ann Gardner.  Arrangements for cremation were handled by the Clare Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home.  On-line condolences may be made at

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