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John "Jack" Jennings Gardner

July 29, 1941 - July 29, 2015

John “Jack” Jennings Gardner, 74, of Springfield, died at 6:59 am, Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at St. John’s Hospital. He was born July 29, 1941 in Springfield, to Frank and Reva Jennings Gardner. He married Donna Pruitt on April 4, 1965 and she survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Mark (Stacie) Gardner of Bloomington; Greg (Roxanne) Gardner of Chatham and Brad (Erin) Gardner of Bloomington; nine grandchildren, Breanne, Brooke, Kate, Ryan, Paige, Leah, Zack, Lauren and Tyler; one sister, Janet Gardner of Springfield; one brother, James “Jim” (Marilyn) Gardner of Springfield and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one nephew Jeffrey Gardner.

Jack was a teacher and coach for thirty-five years for Southeast High School and is in the State Hall of fame for his coaching of wrestling. He is a member of St. Jude Church.

Memorial Gathering: 4-7 pm, Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at Staab Funeral Home.

Memorial Service: 10 am, Wednesday, August 5, 2015, at Staab Funeral Home with Reverend R. Dean Probst officiating. Burial will follow at Rochester Cemetery.

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Time: 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map


Service Information

Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Time: 10:00 am

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map


Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Rochester Cemetery

Address:

Rochester, IL

Map


Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to:

Individual Differences, Inc., www.individualdifferences.org (Greg Gardner’s Not-For-Profit Rehabilitation Clinic).


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