|Fredrick "Fred" Franklin Gardner|
|Date Of Birth:||September 1, 1925|
|Date Of Death:||November 25, 2010|
|Service Date:||November 30, 2010|
Fredrick (Fred) Franklin Gardner age 85 of Bloomington passed away Thursday evening November 25, 2010 at the Bloomington Hospital. He was born September 1, 1925 in Greene County to Ernest and Alma Burch Gardner. Fred joined the Army at age 16 and served four years as a Sergeant in the Army Signal Corp. After his time in the service Fred worked for Indiana Bell for 34 years as a lineman. Fred married Eula Catherine Kern in 1947 who preceded him in death in 2004. He is survived by three sons; Mike Gardner and his wife Terri; Mark Gardner and his wife Candy, and Barry Gardner and his wife Ronda, all of Bloomington. Fred also leaves behind 8 grandchildren; David Gardner and his wife Tiffany, Brian Gardner, Gabby Gardner, Carrie Hueck and her husband Eric, Joey Gardner and his wife Jackie, Dr. Laura Arpan-Raney, Katie Burnworth and her husband Zach and Benjamin Gardner. Ten great grandchildren survive Fred as well. They are Ross, Grant, Peyton, and Gracyn Gardner; Colson Gardner; Riley and Isabelle Hueck; Zane Gardner; Brady Gardner, Carter Burnworth, Reed Ralstin, and Austin Raney He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Troy and Donald Gardner, and a sister Lucille Stulz. Funeral services for Fred will be conducted Tuesday November 30, 2010 at 1:00PM at the Allen Funeral Home 4155 South Old Highway 37. He will be laid to rest next to Eula in the Dishmann Cemetery in Greene County. Visitation will be held Monday November 29, 2010 from 4:00PM until 8:00PM. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.