OBITUARY

Bernadette M. "Bernie" Gardiner

March 21, 1928April 11, 2021
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Bernadette M. “Bernie” Gardiner, 93, of Fort Wayne passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021. She was born on March 21, 1928 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of the late Basil and Jeanette (Steele) Haifley. She graduated from Central Catholic High School, Fort Wayne. She worked as a homemaker, beautician, and as the receptionist at Glen S. Gardiner D.D.S. Orthodontics. She was a member of the Ladies Dental Aux. and at Orchard Ridge. In her free time, she enjoyed hosting parties and cooking. She was also active in local youth theater and volunteered at a number of different places. Surviving family include her son, Robbie Gardiner; daughters, Linda (Terry) Leis and Kim (Curt) Bangert; granddaughter, Angela (Todd) Sult; three great grandchildren; sister-in-laws, Muriel (Leo) Gregoroff and Rita Haifley; and six grand dogs. Besides her parents, she was preceded in passing by her husband, Glen S. Gardiner; and brothers, Joseph and Eugene Haifley. Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at Greenlawn Funeral Home, 6750 Covington Road, Fort Wayne with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 17, 2021

  • Visitation

    Sunday, April 18, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, April 18, 2021

  • Final Resting Place:

    Sunday, April 18, 2021

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Ronnie Roush

April 17, 2021

Robbie, Kim, Kurt and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad I was able to meet your mom several years ago. She thought the world of all of you! As time passes, good memories will replace your grief and you will have comfort knowing your mom is in a better place amd reunited with your dad. I send my thoughts and prayers to you and your entire family.

Otto Bergman

April 15, 2021

I've known Mrs. Gardiner over 40 years since when I installed the plumbing in their new home, and then my wife, Joanne, and I serviced it thereafter until she moved in with Kim & Curt.

We still had contact with her when servicing the plumbing in Bangert's home.

We're sorry for your loss, but she had a long earthly life, and those who put their faith in Jesus as their Savior will live eternally with Him and the saints in Heaven.

Otto & Joanne

Ken Hoffman

April 15, 2021

Kim,

So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing! I can't tell you how many memories came flooding back from our childhood in seeing all of the pictures you all posted of your family throughout the years! Plaza Drive was just a cross walk to friendship for many, many years! May all of those wonderful memories provide you with a bit of sunshine in this otherwise somber time. God's speed, Mrs. Gardiner!! See you on the other side!!!

Kenny

Beth Deck

April 15, 2021

Robbie, Linda and Kim being we are the family in Canada, we didnt get to spend a lot of time together. But Aunt Bernie always added special moments with her bubbly personality, fabulous cooking tip. She was always so much fun to be around. Wish we could have spent more time with all the family over the years. Are family sends love to all. Thoughts and prayers with you all at this sad time. Remember all the wonderful times.❤

Lynn and Roberta Oetting

April 15, 2021

Robbie - so sorry for your loss. We will always remember your mom and her great smile when we took our daughter to your dad's office and at the NALC Christmas parties. She was a delight.
Lynn and Roberta Oetting

Pat Teague

April 15, 2021

Such a beautiful lady inside and out. Loved her story's she brought a sparkle with her presence .

Rebecca Riley

April 15, 2021

Bernadette was an amazing woman. Very gracious and dignified , but yet the life of the party. Always added fun to my parties ! Will miss listening to her stories. 💔

Jayne Murphy

April 15, 2021

There will never be another Aunt Bernie! I have fond and great memories of her. I can still hear her singing "it's time to get up, it's time to get up, it's time to get up in the morning". That generation has now been reunited in heaven. I know hearts are breaking, but I can just hear the laughter. Love you Aunt Bernie.

Kyle Inosencio

April 15, 2021

I am saddened to hear of the worlds loss. Although I only know her through her son Robbie, I can see the positive and lasting affect she had on her family and others around her. Our thoughts and prayers are for the family and friends.

Martha Smith

April 15, 2021

Aunt Bernie was one of a kind. She was always eager to share stories and listen to anything you had to say. Her laughter and smile will always be remembered and forever missed. God speed Aunt Bernie.

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