|John F. Gardner, 71, of Manchester, Mo., formerly of Galesburg, Ill. died at 7:10 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013 in St. Luke's Hospital, Chesterfield, Mo.
He was born August 10, 1941 in Monmouth, Ill. the son of Harry C. and Jean L. Johnson Gardner.
He is survived by a son, Terence C. Gardner of St. Charles, Mo. and a daughter, Caitlyn J. Gardner of Crystal Lake Park, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents.
John worked as a sales representative for several years before retiring. He graduated from Galesburg High School and Knox College.
John served in the United States Army with the 4th Infantry during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Bronze Star in 1962.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013 in Mosher Cemetery, near Alexis, Ill. Rev. Rick Warren will officiate. There will be no visitation. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.