ESCANABA - Lester Joseph Gardner, 93, passed away peacefully Friday evening, Sept. 14, 2012, at the Christian Park Village in Escanaba. His loving wife Jane is listed among the surviving family.
Family will receive friends on Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services to celebrate the life of Lester Joseph Gardner will follow visiting hours at 5 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Escanaba with Rev. Fr. Rick Courier of the St. Thomas Church officiating. Luncheon will follow funeral services at St. Thomas Church Parish Hall. Lester will be laid to rest in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Wells. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Gardner family with arrangements. Lester's entire obituary and photo will be forthcoming in the Tuesday edition of the Daily Press. Messages of condolence to Lester's family may be offered online at www.skradskifuneralhomes.com