Obit: Gardner, Raymond Floyd #2 (1946 - 2010)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Gardner, Cook, Kopacz, Melvin,
Barth, Bucheger, Pakiz, Follmar
----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark
Co., WI.) March 31, 2010
Gardner, Raymond Floyd #2 (14 April 1946
- 25 March 2010)
Raymond F. Gardner, age 63, of Greenwood,
died on Thursday, March 25, 2010. A Mass of Christian Burial
was held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at St.
Mary’s Catholic Church, in Greenwood, with Fr. Joseph Follmar
officiating. Visitation was held at the church, on Tuesday,
from 12 noon until time of service.
Raymond Floyd Gardner was born on April
14, 1946, in Loyal, WI, the son of Harold and Jean (Cook)
Gardner. He was raised in Loyal and attended High School
through his junior year. In 1963, his family moved to
Greenwood and Ray graduated from Greenwood High School in
1964. After graduation, he worked as a carpenter in the Clark
County area. Ray was united in marriage to Tersia Kopacz on
December 1, 19713, at St. Hedwig’s Chapel in Thorp.
They lived in Thorp until the fall of 1974 and then moved to
Greenwood, and lived in the houses he built. Ray held various
jobs over the years, including construction, dairy farming, truck
driving and as a mechanic.
He had many interests, but especially
loved playing with his grandchildren, hunting, reading, mud
bogging, his dog, Ripper, and his many cats, playing games and
watching the Packers.
He will be sadly missed by his wife,
Tersia, of Greenwood; his son, Matheau (Jessica) Gardner of Thorp;
his daughter, Tessia (Pat) Melvin of Deephaven, MN; his
grandchildren: Raedyn and Baeret Gardner, and Teegan Melvin; his
mother, Jean Gardner, of Withee; six siblings: Nancy (Fred) Barth
of Greenwood, Bob (Dee) Gardner of Greenwood, John (Laura) Gardner
of Owen, Judy Bucheger of Woodstock, IL, Betty (Dave) Pakiz of
Crystal Lake, IL, and Gerry (Nancy) Gardner of Austin, TX; several
nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father,
Harold; his mother and father-in-law, Matt and Helen Kopacz; and
his brother-in-law, Jerry Bucheger.
Online condolences may be expressed at
Cuddie Funeral Home of Greenwood assisted the family with arrangements.
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