Arnold Homer "Red" Gardner

Born: Sat., Aug. 22, 1925
Died: Fri., Jul. 25, 2014

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Wed., Jul. 30, 2014
Location: Chapel at Chapel Hill Cemetery

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Arnold H. Gardner

August 22, 1925 – July 25, 2014


Arnold Homer “Red” Gardner, 88, of Roseland died Friday, July 25th in Hospice House, South Bend. Mr. Gardner was born August 22, 1925 in Orbisonia, PA to the late Ella A. (Conner) and James O. Gardner and lived most of his life in the South Bend area. On December 28, 1946 in South Bend he married Marilyn J. Mead who preceded him in death October 21, 2005. He was also preceded in death by sisters, Tess Fox and Louise Gardner and brothers, Delbert, Jerry, Bud, and Gene Gardner. He is survived by his three daughters, Maureen Sowell (Larry) of Mishawaka, Colleen Piech (Tom) and Kathy Jackson (Randy) both of South Bend; his son, Kenny Gardner of Heiskell, TN; six grandchildren, Shannon Rutkowski (Brad) of Granger, Sean Sowell (Lori) of Woodstock, GA, Shane Sowell (Jenny) of Crestwood, KY, Eric Piech (Erika) of the US Navy in Woodbridge, VA, Scott Piech and Garrett Jackson of South Bend; and six great-grandchildren.

Red was a general contractor and was the owner of Roseland Construction. He was a former member of Council Oak Lodge #745 F & AM and Scottish Rite Valley of South Bend. He was also a long time member of Community Congregational Church. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 30th in the chapel at Highland Cemetery, 2257 Portage Ave., with Rev. Donald Mullen of Community Congregational Church officiating. Burial will follow. There will be no visitation. Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd. is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Hospice Care, 501 Comfort Pl., Mishawaka, IN, 46545. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at


Charitable donations may be made in Arnold's memory to the following organization:

Center for Hospice Care,
501 Comfort Ln., Mishawaka, IN, 46545

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   Posted Mon July 28, 2014
So sorry to hear about Uncle Red. He will be missed so much. I am glad my Dad will be there to greet him. Meg Gardner

Tammy Reinsel (Mead)
   Posted Tue July 29, 2014
My heart and prayers go out to the family
With love
Tammy & Jay Reinsel

Donald & Joann Sporleder
   Posted Wed July 30, 2014
In fond memory of Arnold "Red" Gardner, sincere condolences. We will keep all in our prayers.
Don and Joann Sporleder

Dave Gardner
   Posted Wed July 30, 2014
Red was my favorite uncle. I always enjoyed spending time with him and chatting about various things. My condolences to Kathy, Kenny, Maureen and Colleen, and all the grandkids and great-grandkids. I have many fond memories of all the Sundays at Grandpa and Grandma Gardner's house when all the family came to visit. Rest in peace Uncle Red. We will all miss you.

Dave Gardner

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