Clara Baumbach Gardner

September 12, 1930December 22, 2016

Clara Baumbach Gardner, 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, December 22, 2016. Clara was born in Norwalk, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Lydia Vieth and Eduard Baumbach.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Burton Gardner; grandson, John Peszko; granddaughter, Darlene Peszko; and by her three sisters and one brother.

Clara is survived by her son, Barry Gardner and wife Pam; her daughter, Wendy Hunt; her grandchildren, Carly Gardner, Brett Gardner, Alyssa Hunt, Paul Reigner and Aimee Peszko; and by her great-grandchildren, Austin Reigner, Samuel Reigner, Damon Reigner, Emmarie Peszko, and Camren Peszko; and by her brother, George Baumbach.

Clara worked over 20 years for the Department of Defense, retiring in 1992 in Orange Park, FL. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Jacksonville, FL and enjoyed playing music for the Precious Lambs Preschool. After moving to North Carolina, she attended Resurrection Lutheran Church in Cary, NC.

A funeral service, officiated by Pastor Mark Drengler of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Cary, will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Mitchell Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to one of the following: Transitions LifeCare – 250 Hospice Circle – Raleigh, NC 27607 or Good Shepherd Lutheran Church – 6551 Argyle Forest – Jacksonville, FL 32244.



  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 27, 2016


  • Visitation to Follow the Service


Clara Baumbach Gardner

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Bobby & Jessi Barnes

December 27, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Wish we were there & best of luck on your travels to Florida! With lots of love,
Bobby & Jessi

Randy Feuerhelm

December 23, 2016

Aunt Clara was another gem of the Baumbach sisters. I loved her laugh and beautiful smile. I'm sure you're part of the angelic choir. Singing harmonies with your Sisters once again.

Wendy Hunt

December 23, 2016

Will miss you deeply, mom. So glad and proud to have you as my mother. Rest peacefully in heavenly home. Thanks for passing on faith in God to Barry and I, god's strength has definitely helped me through the years. I love you always! your daughter, Wendy Lee

December 23, 2016

May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this sad time Psalms 29:11