Gardiner, Louise

Written by David Green.

Louise Gardiner, 97, formerly of Morenci, Mich., died Oct. 11, 2007, at the Jackson County Medical Care Facility in Jackson, Mich.

She was born July 28, 1910, in Wauseon, Ohio, the daughter of Elmer & Anna (Vollmer) Grimm.  On Nov. 4, 1933, in Wauseon, Ohio, she married George Gardiner. He preceded her in death on April 20, 1975.

George and Louise along with Robert and Nellie June Gardiner, operated Gardiners 5 & 10 in Morenci for more 40 years. Louise was a member of the Morenci United Methodist Church. After her husband passed away, she spent most of her time in Lake Alfred, Fla.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ann (and Ramon) Lamb of Ottawa, Ohio; two sons, William (and Alice) Gardiner of Williamston and Douglas (and Candice Lee) Gardiner of Horton; a son in law, Jerry Belding of Lady Lake, Fla.; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, George, Louise was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Jillyne Belding, and a brother, Howard Grimm.

There will be no visitation or viewing.  Burial will be at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.

Arrangements where through the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.

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