Obituary for Phillip Wayne Gardner

Born: Dec. 6th, 1949
Passed Away: Mar. 12th, 2013

Visitation

Saturday Mar. 16th, 2013
2:00pm to 5:00pm at The Family Home
Directions to The Family Home

Obituary

Phillip W. Gardner, age 63, of Nunica, MI., passed away after a long illness on March 12, 2013. He was a very proud Vietnam Veteran. He loved to fish and captain his pontoon boat out on the Grand River. He was known to many as the “Gill Master”. He felt great enjoyment in getting together with his fellow veterans at the Grand Rapids VA Clinic; he called them his “brothers”. He worked many years for Joe's Auto Parts and for Gleason-Fischer Homes. He was an underwater welder and a deep sea fisherman. Phil leaves behind his wife Sandy. His sons: Jayson (Kendra) Gardner and Matthew Gardner. His daughter’s: Sherry (Myron) Hardge, Dawn (Shawn) Tallman and Kristin Clark. His grandchildren: Hannah Ringler, Austin Gardner, Hanson Gardner, Spencer Gardner, Andrew Stair, Ashleigh Tallman and Brandon Clark. His brother: Orville (Linda) Gardner and many great friends. He was preceded in death by his parents: Orville and Delilah Gardner, Barbara Hanson Gardner (his first wife) and his beloved dog “Barney”. According to Phil’s wishes cremation will take place and his family will scatter his remains in a private ceremony at a later date. All are invited to help celebrate his life on Saturday, March 16, 2013 with his family at 17159 1st. St. in Nunica from 2 pm – 5 pm. An online guestbook may be signed at www.throopfh.com. Throop Funeral Home Coopersville, ph 616-837-8161