Joan L. Gardner
August 26, 1938 – March 12, 2019
Joan L. Gardner, of Livonia, passed away March 12, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family. Joan was born on August 26, 1938 in Detroit to William and Ethel Kongeal, the first of their three children. She was raised in Detroit and Riverview. She met and married Robert C. Gardner in 1957. Together they raised their family of five in Livonia. One of her favorite activities was interior design and decoration along with floral designing, cooking and baking. While her family was growing she was a very active volunteer in the school district. She enjoyed the cottage up north, as well as other vacations with her family. She was a very strong person always making things nicer for others. In addition to her husband, Bob, Joan is survived by her children, Robert C. (Anne) Gardner, William (Shawntay) Gardner, Mark (Nicole) Gardner and Matthew Gardner; grandchildren, Kristina Kus, Nathan Jillian) Kus, William (Elizabeth) Gardner, Jr., Brandon (Stephanie) Gardner, Brett Gardner, Ryan Gardner, Sarah Gardner, Elizabeth Gardner, Colin Gardner, and Robert Gardner, III; great-grandchildren, Chloe Gardner, Barron Gardner. Mrs. Gardner was pre-deceased by her parents and daughter Sandy Kus.
Friends may visit on Friday - March 15, 2019 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile Road, Livonia, Michigan 48152 and on Saturday - March 16, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral at 10:00 a.m., followed by a procession to Holy Sepulchre Cemetery for burial. Memorials in Joan's name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 www.stjude.org/memorial.
Please share a memory of Mrs. Gardner with her family at her online guestbook.
- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
- Visitation Friday Friday, March 15, 2019
- Visitation Saturday Saturday, March 16, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, March 16, 2019
Joan L. Gardner
March 18, 2019
Dear Bob, Bob, Bill, Mark,Matthew and Families, Joanie was my very dear cousin. My favorite memories of Joanie was her wedding , and all her special, selfless things she has done over the years. She and Bob always made my Mom very happy. Joanie will truly be missed, but heaven received an Angel.
March 16, 2019
Dear Bob, Bob, Bill, Mark, Matthew and families, l want to thank you for allowing all of us to share in the celebration of Joannies life. She was an extraordinary woman who walked through life with Grace and dignity, she was a kind and loving person who made us feel better just by being in her presence I loved her, and I love all of you, she will truly be missed.