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Lois M. Gardner

10/28/1935 - 02/20/2022
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Lois M. Gardner, age 86, of Winneconne, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, February 20, 2022, at Country Villa Assisted Living in Omro, where she was a resident for the last 10 months. She was born October 28, 1935, in Milwaukee to the late Joseph and Emily (Monday) Krebs. In 1956 Lois married her high school sweetheart, Bill Gardner, and they would be celebrating 66 years of marriage on February 25. Lois was a stay-at-home mom known for her picture-perfect smile, quick wit, amazing trivia brain, and spunk. For 30 years Lois and Bill spent their winters in Mesa, Arizona. She was a member of Lord of the Lakes Lutheran Church, the Winneconne American Legion Auxiliary, and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Lois is survived by her husband, Bill Gardner, of Winneconne; three children, Jeff (Sue) Gardner, of Milwaukee; Mark (Chris) Gardner, of Winneconne; Linda (Jim) Dunbar, of Winneconne; grandchildren, Nick Gardner, Al Gardner, Heather (Christopher) Smith, Ryan (Jodi) Gardner, Amanda Eake, Jason (fiancée, Stephanie Harder) Eake; ten great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Along with her parents, Lois was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Michelle Oberdries; and a sister, Patricia Kupka.

A private family service and entombment will be held at Lake View Memorial Park in Oshkosh at a later date. Mueller Funeral Home-Winneconne is assisting the family.

A memorial will be established by the family for Dementia/Alzheimer’s research in her name.

Lois’ family wishes to thank the staffs of Country Villa and Heartland Hospice for the care they provided.

While her last years will be remembered because of Dementia and Alzheimer’s, the years before hold very different memories. You may be gone from our sight, but you are never gone from our hearts. Rest in peace.

If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.

Carol J. Irving wrote on March 14, 2022
Lois was my dear sweet cousin so I knew her since I was born just 3 years after her. We had so much fun playing together since her sister was older and all of the other cousins were boys. When I was 12, I was intrigued that she had a boyfriend and would watch them to see if I could catch them sneak a kiss. Bill was her first and only love until the end. May God bless you Bill, as you continue on without a piece of your heart. Your children and grandchildren will always remember their loving grandma. Her family was so important to her always. Much love to all of you, Carol

Arlene Shadbokt wrote on March 3, 2022
So very sad for the loss of Lois, a very sweet lady when we got to know her and Bill in Mesa Arizona. Thinking of all the family, from your Canadian friends.

Bill Beck wrote on February 24, 2022
My deepest sympathy Bill to you an your family . She was a dear an sweet lady. Sincerely Bill Beck

Orv and Jean luebke wrote on February 24, 2022
Our prayers go out to bill and his family we knew lois but bill was orvs friend and he knew the struggle bill had with his wife's memory loss he will miss her very much but he knows she is no longer going to suffer, our prayers are with her family. Jean and orv

Linda Bray wrote on February 24, 2022
I've known Lois and her husband, Bill for many years thru my good friends, Mark and Chris. My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to Bill, Chris, Mark, Linda, Jeff and to the whole family. Lois was a very friendly and kind person. May she rest in Christ's peace and love forever. ??????

Jeff &Anne Baldwin wrote on February 23, 2022
Condolences to Bill and family sorry for your loss, she was a great lady and always had smile on her face, now she going to be missed...

Jill & Rick Templin wrote on February 22, 2022
Our sincere sympathies to you, Bill & your family. May our dear Lord wrap His arms around you and give you His peace.

Fred Weber wrote on February 22, 2022
Lois and i were neighbours the first 16 years of our lives. Lois was 5 days older than I was and like a sister to me.. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers for Bill and the family.

Stacey Stone RN wrote on February 22, 2022
Rat peacefully my sunshine. Your smile will be missed. Sympathies to Bill, Linda, and the rest of her family. Thank you for allowing me to care for Lois, my Sunshine.

Jim and Kay Ruskaup wrote on February 21, 2022
So sorry for your loss but know Lois is at peace and taking favorable memories with her for when you all meet again. It has been a pleasure knowing Bill and Lois since moving to Winneconne.

Mary Harper wrote on February 21, 2022
Bill you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you will remember the good times you had together, like walking the halls at school. I am sorry for all the struggles Lois had before she found peace in heaven. I will be giving a memorial in her name to the Winneconne Historical Society.

Paul Baker wrote on February 21, 2022
Bill, my condolenes on the loss of Lois. I remember sering you at Jackie's so often, enjoying a meal together. It us unfortunate that I knew her only in her later years. May she rest in peace.