Alan Gardiner Obituary, A Community Server Is Dead
Alan Gardiner Obituary, Death – Allen R. Gardner, 63, of North Platte, passed away on July 27, 2022, at Great Plains Health. Allen was born on April 5, 1959. With his sister Rita, Allen joined the Kenneth and Freedia (Stamm) Gardner family. Allen enjoyed his childhood growing up on the farm east of Max. During his teenage years, Allen’s father married Phyllis McGrath bringing to the family her son, John Robert “Bob” and daughter, Jessie. Allen treasured his grandparents, parents and siblings and talked about them often.
After graduating from Benkelman High School, Allen moved to Grand Island where he met the love of his life, Cindy Fhuere. Allen and Cindy welcomed Edward Allen on Sept. 26, 1984. They would dedicate the next 38 years to being devoted parents. Allen found joy in the simplest things in life. He enjoyed knitting and watching educational television programs. He loved to collect everything from newspaper clippings to Husker memorabilia but the collection of odd trivia and facts he kept in his mind could be called his biggest collection of all!
Allen loved being around his family and was always ready to celebrate a holiday or a town event. Taking pictures of his life travels or of a fun event he attended was a hobby he enjoyed. Preceding Allen in death were his paternal grandparents, Richard and Mary Gardner; his mother, Freedia Gardner; father, Kenneth; and step-mom, Phyllis Gardner. Allen is survived by his wife Cindy; his son, Edward and special friend Annabelle of North Platte;
His sister Rita (Ron) Saltzman of Emerson; stepbrother, John Robert “Bob” McGrath of Lincoln; stepsister, Jessie McGrath of Los Angeles; mother-in-law, Anne Fhuere of North Platte; brothers-in-law, Mike Fhuere, Mat (Lyn) Fhuere, Mark (Luanne) Fhuere, Kevin (Theresa) Fhuere and Sam (Sami) Fhuere; sister-in-law, Alice Fhuere; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the First Baptist Church in North Platte with Pastor Clint Walker officiating. Lunch will follow at the church. Cremation was chosen. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Alan Gardiner Obituary, Death – Allen R. Gardner, 63, of North Platte, passed away on July 27, 2022, at Great Plains Health. Allen was born on April 5, 1959. With his sister Rita, Allen joined the Kenneth and Freedia (Stamm) Gardner family. Allen enjoyed his childhood growing up on the farm east of Max. During his…