Glen Earl Gardner

April 6, 1931May 6, 2018

Glen passed away Sunday May 6th at his home at Traverse Manor in Traverse City, MI with his loving family near. Glen was very independent up to his death. He had a wonderful smile and joked often with his family, the staff, and his healthcare providers. Before Glen's kidney failure he loved to golf and drive his Buick. Years back Glen enjoyed travel and woodworking and made beautifully crafted woodworking's for his home and family. Glen spent many winters in Florida and many family and friends in Traverse City and Zephyrhills Florida are left with fond memories of times with Glen. Glen retired from a career at Buick when he was 57 with 36 years of devoted service. Glen spoke fondly of his wife Loretta and was looking forward to being reunited with her in eternal life. Glen was a devoted father to his three daughters and their partners; Chris Herzfeld and Rick Burdick, Karen and Steve Doherty, and Lori and Wayne Tulppo. He also cherished his grandchildren Greg (Azucena) Doherty and their children Cruz and Camila; Angie (Charlie) Schmidt, and their children Jameson and Quinn; Rachel (Adam Zavala)Doherty; April Troendle, Travis, Brooke, and Valerie Tulppo, . He was preceded in death by his wife Loretta (Warren) Gardner and his parents Walter and Violet (Licquia) Gardner. Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday May 12th at 10 a.m. with a service to follow at 11 a.m. at Central Methodist Church, Traverse City. A luncheon will immediately follow.


  • Munson Dialysis Center


  • Family gathering Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 12, 2018

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Dennis Barnes

May 12, 2018

Sorry to hear of your loss.
If I met Glen, it was when I was a small child. My mother, Alice Lee Gardner Barnes, was Walters older sister. This would make Glen a first cousin.
Dennis Barnes

Mary Rountree

May 8, 2018

Dear Chris, Rick and all the family,
So sorry for your loss of your dad & grandpa. His smile was infectious and he gave the best hugs any time I saw him, whether a short visit at his home when I was his neighbor, or when I would see him in church at Bay Pointe.
Knowing he is reunited with his wife, and no longer in any kind of pain or suffering, are the greatest healing pieces there are. Thank You Jesus.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
God Bless,
Mary Rountree