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Laura Rosalie Reuter Gardner

Female 1924 - 2015  (90 years)


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  • Name Laura Rosalie Reuter Gardner 
    Born 28 Apr 1924  Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 11 Feb 2015  Silver Lake, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 16 Feb 2015 
    Person ID I5567  Rossville
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2019 

    Father Chester Reuter 
    Mother Harriet VanScoy Reuter 
    Family ID F3313  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Oren Benjamin Gardner,   b. 8 Nov 1919,   d. 29 Jul 2008, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 5 Apr 1944  Pillager, Cass County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Chester Oren Gardner,   b. 29 Oct 1946, Corydon, Harrison County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 2014, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. Linda Gardner Barnes
     3. Bonnie Gardner Stockton
     4. Lisa R Gardner Duncan
     5. Chaundra Gardner Scott
    Documents
    Anniversary- Gardner, Oren and Laura
    Anniversary- Gardner, Oren and Laura
    Oren and Laura Gardner
    Oren and Laura Gardner, Silver Lake, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner today.

    Hosting the dinner will be their children, Chester and Connie Gardner, and Linda Barnes, all of Topeka; John and Bonnie Stockton, Plainfield, Ill.; and Lisa Gardner and Chaundra Gardner, both of Silver Lake. They have 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

    Oren Gardner and Laura Reuter were married April 5, 1944, at the home of the brideís parents in Pillager, Minn. Mr. Gardner is retired from Frisbie Bridge Construction. Mrs. Gardner is retired from home day care.
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2019 01:55:36 
    Family ID F3300  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Apr 1924 - Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Feb 2015 - Silver Lake, Shawnee County, Kansas Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Obituary- Gardner, Laura
    Obituary- Gardner, Laura
    Laura Rosalie Gardner
    Laura Rosalie Gardner, age 90, of Silver Lake Ks, formerly of Rossville KS was born on April 28th 1924 in Brainerd, Minnesota to Chester and Harriet (VanScoy) Reuter. On February 11, 2015 Laura peacefully passed away in her sleep at her home surrounded by family.

    In April 1944 Laura married Oren Benjamin Gardner in Pillager, Minnesota. They were blessed with 3 children of their own Chet, Linda and Bonnie. Additionally the Gardners adopted Lisa and Chaundra. A beautifully caring couple that deeply loved children, the Gardnerís became loving foster parents to 52 children, mostly under three yrs of age. When Laura retired from being a foster parent, her caring reputation caused her to operate a childcare service in her home in Silver Lake. She provided loving care to many of the teachers children as it was close to the school.

    Preceding Laura in death were her husband Oren, her son Chet, her parents, two brothers Phillip Reuter and Donald Reuter, and a great-grandson Isaiah Cairns.

    Lauraís survivors include her brother Jim Reuter (wife Margie) of Grantville, sister Ann Carter of Kentucky, daughterís Linda Barnes of Topeka, Bonnie (John) Stockton of Illinois, Lisa (Tm) Duncan of Willard and Chaundra Scott of Topeka. Laura is also survived by a multitude of Grandchildren, Great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other loving relatives.

    Services for this gentle caring Christian were Monday February 16, 2015 at Imago Dei Community Church, Topeka KS. Memorial contributions may be made to Laura Gardner Family US Bank, PO Box 611, Rossville, Kansas 66533.