LAWRENCE EARL GARDNER, 81 of Wallace, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Lawrence was born March 26, 1936 in Denver, CO to Floyd and Marcella (Gadell) Gardner. He lived in the Denver area for most of his life. He worked in the construction field for many years until he landed a job with Jefferson County Schools as a Custodian. He retired from that position in 2002, and moved to Wallace.
When Lawrence wasn't working, he could be found caring for his yard, and tinkering around on various projects. Mostly, Lawrence cherished the time he could spend with his family, who he loved very much.
Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents; 3 sisters, Vivian Moore, Sally Knudsen, & Terri Alderson; and 2 brothers, James & Gilbert.
He is survived by his wife, Carole Gardner of Wallace; children, Mike McLean of CA; Roger (Julie) McLean of CO; Cindy Gardner of NE; Penny Padilla of AR; Tina Daniels of NE; & Larry Gardner of CO; 18 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; brother, Chuck Gardner of CO; and many other relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held September 23, 2017 at 1pm at the American Legion in Wallace, NE.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home of Grant, NE is assisting the Gardner family.