Levi Elwood Gardner 91, of Carlinville, formerly of Lincoln and New Holland, passed Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Heritage Healthcare in Carlinville.
Visitation will be from 11 AM until 1 PM Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1 PM with burial in Richmond Grove Cemetery, New Holland.
Levi was born in Alicia, AK. November 2, 1929, the son of Bob and Martha (Wilson) Gardner.
He enjoyed fishing, spending time on the water at the Illinois River, gardening, and small engine repair. He was formerly a farmhand for several area farmers. Family was the most important thing to Levi. He had an infectious personality and made friends wherever he went.
He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his wife Ann, daughter Edie, 4 brothers and 2 sisters.
Levi is survived by daughters Jean (Steve) Thompson, Beth (SJay) Stewart, and Lynn Gardner; son Dan Gardner; sister Verneal Risner; grandchildren: Josh Thompson (Rosa), Pete Thompson (Sara), Deana Jones (Ed), Amy Weidhuner (Scott), Angela Gardner, and Eric Gardner; 10 great grandchildren; dear friends Diana Wesbrook and Tammy Wyatt; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to the family or to the Carlinville Area Hospital for futire beautification of the walking trail.