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Donna Jean (Strimback) Gardner

February 20, 1940 ~ January 24, 2019 (age 78)

Donna Jean Gardner, of Lake Odessa, age 78, passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2019. She was born on February 20, 1940, the daughter of Merrill and Beatrice Strimback. Donna loved reading romance novels and watching crime shows (C.S.I. and Law and Order) and Big Brother. She was a crossing guard in Lake Odessa for many years, worked at Lacks Industries for some time, and also worked at several Adult Foster Care Homes, eventually finishing at Cumberland Retirement Village. Donna was preceded in death by her parents; several brothers and sisters; her husband, Jack Gardner; and a son, John Gardner. Surviving are her sons, Eric Gardner of Lake Odessa and Nicholas (Andrea) Gardner of Ovid; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Alice (Vincent) Wernette; and several nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be conducted by Rev. Dewey Thompson, Faith Hospice, at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at the Lehman Funeral Home, 220 Rich St., Ionia. Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa. The family will receive friends 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral on Tuesday. Online condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com.

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