Obit: Gardner, Raymond Floyd #2 (1946 - 2010)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Gardner, Cook, Kopacz, Melvin, Barth, Bucheger, Pakiz, Follmar  

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI.) March 31, 2010 

Gardner, Raymond Floyd #2 (14 April 1946 - 25 March 2010) 

Raymond F. Gardner, age 63, of Greenwood, died on Thursday, March 25, 2010.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in Greenwood, with Fr. Joseph Follmar officiating.  Visitation was held at the church, on Tuesday, from 12 noon until time of service. 

Raymond Floyd Gardner was born on April 14, 1946, in Loyal, WI, the son of Harold and Jean (Cook) Gardner.  He was raised in Loyal and attended High School through his junior year.  In 1963, his family moved to Greenwood and Ray graduated from Greenwood High School in 1964.  After graduation, he worked as a carpenter in the Clark County area.  Ray was united in marriage to Tersia Kopacz on December 1, 19713, at St. Hedwig’s Chapel in Thorp.  They lived in Thorp until the fall of 1974 and then moved to Greenwood, and lived in the houses he built.  Ray held various jobs over the years, including construction, dairy farming, truck driving and as a mechanic. 

He had many interests, but especially loved playing with his grandchildren, hunting, reading, mud bogging, his dog, Ripper, and his many cats, playing games and watching the Packers. 

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Tersia, of Greenwood; his son, Matheau (Jessica) Gardner of Thorp; his daughter, Tessia (Pat) Melvin of Deephaven, MN; his grandchildren: Raedyn and Baeret Gardner, and Teegan Melvin; his mother, Jean Gardner, of Withee; six siblings: Nancy (Fred) Barth of Greenwood, Bob (Dee) Gardner of Greenwood, John (Laura) Gardner of Owen, Judy Bucheger of Woodstock, IL, Betty (Dave) Pakiz of Crystal Lake, IL, and Gerry (Nancy) Gardner of Austin, TX; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Harold; his mother and father-in-law, Matt and Helen Kopacz; and his brother-in-law, Jerry Bucheger. 

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cuddie Funeral Home of Greenwood assisted the family with arrangements.  



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