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Fiksdal Funeral Service
Friday July 27th, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Funeral Service

Christ The King Catholic Church
Saturday July 28th, 2018
10:00am

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Calvin Gardner

WEBSTER – Calvin Gardner, 72 of Webster passed away Tuesday July 24, 2018 at his home near Webster. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Webster. Burial will be in St. Otto’s Cemetery Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday 5-7 P.M. ending with a 7 P.M. Rosary. Calvin John Gardner was born on September 6, 1945 to John and Alice (Schlekewy) Gardner at Webster, South Dakota. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Otto’s Catholic Church in Webster. He attended St. Otto’s Parochial School through the eighth grade and graduated from Webster High School in 1963. After high school he helped his father on the family farm. On September 18, 1965 he was united in marriage to Jackie Manska at St. Otto’s Catholic Church in Webster. After their marriage the couple lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota for a short time and then returned to the Webster area. He operated heavy equipment for Knight Construction and various other companies. In 1973 he took over the family dairy and farming operation from his dad. He was currently farming with his son at the present time. Calvin loved farming. He liked the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons and grandchildren. He provided many a fishing report from what he learned at the coffee shop. He also was quite a conversationalist and enjoyed talking with many friends and family. He is survived by his wife Jackie of Webster; four sons, Rick (Stacie) Gardner of Bismarck, ND, Rob (Trish) Gardner of Baltic, SD, Ryan Gardner of Bismarck, ND and Russ (Shawna) Gardner of Sioux Falls, SD; two sisters, Sherry (Chuck) Monson of Burnsville, MN and Kathy (Burt) Nielsen of Richfield, MN; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and many other relatives and friends.

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Sorry to hear about Calvin. Prayers to the Family.

Barton Needles Jul 27 2018 12:00 AM

The ones that we've lost still go with us in spirit - We will remember them. In the faces of family, their presence still lingers - We will remember them. In the dreams they once nurtured, they still shape our future - We will remember them. In the hearts that embrace them, they live on forever - We will forever remember them. Jackie, Rick, Rob, Ryan, Russ and families... I am so incredibly sorry to hear about the loss of your Hubby/Dad/Grandpa... From the time I first met you guys, to the years he toted my boys around on his shoulders, he always had a smile on his face and a spring in his step. Calvin loved life and lived large surrounded by his family and many friends. Wishing you the comfort of memories. R.I.P. Calvin - sing with the angels!!!

Jean Chmela Jul 26 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Calvin Gardner

Jean Chmela Jul 26 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Calvin Gardner

Larry and Judy Picht Jul 26 2018 12:00 AM

Rob, Trish, Michael, Mason & family, My deepest sympathy! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Peggy McIntyre-Snyders Jul 26 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Calvin Gardner

Peggy McIntyre-Snyders Jul 26 2018 12:00 AM

Jackie, Russ, Gage and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. God's peace to you all during this very difficult time.

Joyce Kraai Jul 26 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Calvin Gardner

Joyce Kraai Jul 26 2018 12:00 AM

Jackie and family, So very sorry for your loss. Calvin truly was a great guy and is going to be missed. Wished we could have gotten to know him even more. He appeared to be quite the jokester. We will never understand why these things have to happen but know we are thinking of you all and praying for peace for you in the days ahead.

Greg and Sandy Zubke & boys Jul 25 2018 12:00 AM