DIANA J. GARDNER

Diana

Diana J. (Mrs. Michael) Gardner, age 58 of Faribault, died on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at home surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be held at Harvest Church International, Faribault on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Peter & Sonia Kuriger and Pastor Linda Cross officiating. Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.

Visitation will be at the church for one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Diana Jo, the daughter of Charles Ray and Bonnie Lou (Matney) Gardner was born on August 9, 1953 in Marshalltown, IA. She married Michael Gardner on January 11, 1980 in Cedar Rapids, IA. She enjoyed doing scrapbooking and crafts. Her grandchildren were her heart.

She is survived by her husband, Michael; nine children, Chad Thompson of Faribault, Melissa (and Joe) Miska of Morristown, Casi (and Keith) Cross of Waterville, Jeremy (and Kendra) Gardner of Faribault, Tami Gardner of Medford, Jim (and Kim) Gardner of Faribault, Jason Gardner of Faribault, Jodie Owrey in the military and Brenna Gardner of Faribault; 18 grandchildren; her father, Charles Ray Gardner; sister, Barbie Jean (and Kermit) Davidson of Thayer, IA; two brothers, Chris Jensen of Faribault and John Gardner of Omaha, NE; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Bonnie Lou Jensen; one brother, Steve Harding; and one sister, Jennifer Thornton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to Harvest Church for the House of Refuge in the Philippines.


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Name: bryon and barb cross
Email: bbcross1008@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday August 13, 2011

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sorry for your loss she will missed our prayers are with you

Name: Tammy Williamette
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Date: Thursday August 11, 2011

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My thoughts and prayers are with your family at your time of loss. Diana was a great lady and will be truly missed.

Name: Bryon and Barb Cross
Email: bbcross1008@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday August 10, 2011

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Sorry for your lost she will be missed our prays are with you

Name: Jenny & Lee Schmidtke
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Date: Wednesday August 10, 2011

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We are deepley sorry for your loss of Diana. She was a very sweet person!!! Alway's putting her family before herself. She will be deepley missed by all. God Bless.

Name: Cathy and Paul Groth
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Date: Wednesday August 10, 2011

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Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with the whole family. Diane is my second cousin and we grew up together in Cedar Rapids Ia. It was so good to see her last year and we got to catch up on old memories. I use to babysit her so lots of stories to be told. She was a wonderful girl, so full of life and she knew exactly where she was going when her time on earth was done. So Diane.... may God hold you in his loving arms and comfort your family in their time of need. Love and miss you, but never forgotten. Cathy and Paul Groth

Name: Glenn L. Smith---Maria Paulson
Email: mamapaulson@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday August 10, 2011

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We're with you in your loss of your wonderful mother and wife. She's resting with the Lord. God bless you all

Name: Mike Cross & family
Email: michaeld_cross@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday August 09, 2011

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Very sorry for your loss, she will be missed by all - we love you Casi