Mary Gardiner Obituary

Mary Margaret Gardiner
Mary Margaret Gardiner
Mary Margaret Gardiner

June 9, 1932 - August 24, 2008
Born in Omaha, NE
Resided in Waukee, IA
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Mary Gardiner, 76, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2008. Funeral services will be held 10 am Wednesday, August 27, at the Waukee Christian Church, of which she was a member, with burial to follow at Waukee Cemetery.

Mary was born in Omaha to Daniel and Mary Epp. The family moved to Des Moines in her early childhood and she graduated from Lincoln High School in 1951. Mary worked as a secretary for IMT Insurance, the Iowa Girls Athletic Union, and later worked as a legal secretary at the Williams Law Firm in Des Moines. She married Daniel Gardiner on August 1, 1959 in Omaha, Nebraska and they made their home and raised their children in Waukee. Mary was a devoted Wife and Mother who enjoyed traveling. She especially enjoyed the mountains.

Mary is survived by her husband, Daniel, her children, Daniel Mark (Heather) Gardiner of Waukee, Dennis (Laura) Gardiner of West Des Moines and Darcy (Scott) Voogd of Norwalk; her step son, Steven (Carmen) Gardiner of Maple Plain, MN; her siblings, Pat (Jack) Carpe of Waukee and Daniel (Pat) Epp of Des Moines; eight grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents and her niece, Stacy Carpe.

Visitation begins after 4 pm Tuesday at the Waukee Christian Church in Waukee where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Waukee Christian Church or the Waukee First Responders.


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Waukee Christian Church
2907 T Avenue
Waukee, IA 50263
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Waukee Christian Church
2907 T Avenue
Waukee, IA 50263
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
10:00 AM
Waukee Cemetery
6th St., South of Triangle 1 Mile
Waukee, IA US 50263
Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Waukee Christian Church
2907 T Avenue
Waukee, IA
Waukee First Responders c/o Brandt Funeral Home
1301 Ash Street
Dallas Center, IA US