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Alfred Gardner

Alfred Gardner

Posted: Friday, September 4, 2009 12:17 pm

The Messenger, September 3, 2009
Alfred D. Gardner, 85, of Lyndon, Kan., died Aug. 31, 2009, at the VA Medical Center in Topeka, Kan. He was the brother of Fred Gardner of Troy.
Memorial services were 2 p.m. Thursday at Osage City Baptist Temple. Inurnment followed at Vassar Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Osage City Baptist Temple and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451.
He was born Nov. 17, 1923, in Weakley County, son of the late Dewey and Alice (McDonald) Gardner.
He had lived many years in the Lyndon and Osage City communities and had served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in Asia and Europe during World War II. He was also involved in the Berlin Airlift after the war. He served for more than 20 years in the U.S. Air Force and the Air National Guard. He had served as the chief of police of Lyndon for several years and was an Osage County sheriff’s deputy. After retirement he maintained the laundromat in Lyndon and was an avid golfer and fisherman. He was a member of Osage City Baptist Temple.
He married the former Bonnie White in Council Grove Oct. 13, 1943. She survives.
He is also survived by two daughters and his son-in-law, Bonnie and Jerry Waters of Allen, Kan., and Donna Bradford of Lyndon; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Dennis Gardner of Vassar, Stan and Phyllis Gardner of Lyndon and Jeff and Kathy Gardner of Roanoke, Va.; his sister, Christine Briggs of Rancho Cordova, Calif.; and 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

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