Philip L. Gardner, 81

Philip L. Gardner, 81, of LaFontaine, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital in Anderson. He was born on June 9, 1939, in Marion, to the late Paul and Freda (Kem) Gardner.

Philip graduated from Oak Hill High School and he served in the United States Marines.  Philip married Arlene Smeeton on Sept. 3, 1960.  Philip was owner of Gardner Construction and Gardner Enterprise and was member of the National Rifle Association and served as past President of the Rifle Association in Marion.  

Philip is survived by his wife, Arlene; two daughters, Debra Coleman of Indianapolis and Leslie (Enver) Dokovic of Irvine, Calif.; stepmother, Doris Gardner of Elkhart; two step-brothers, Rick (Tammy) Gardner, and Greg Gardner, both of Marion; step-sister, Lisa Gardner of Elkhart; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Per Philip's request, there will be no services. 

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McDonald Funeral Homes, LaFontaine Chapel.

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Posted on 2020 Dec 08