September 2, 1954 - December 7, 2016


Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud, for Robert D. “Bob” Gardner, age 62, of North Branch and formerly of St. Cloud, who passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Belgrade Nursing Home in Belgrade. Family and friends may call from 12 Noon until the time of the service on Wednesday at the Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud.

Bob was born on September 2, 1954 to Duane and Elaine (Phillips) Gardner. He graduated from Apollo High School in 1973. Bob worked as a car salesman for numerous Minnesota auto dealers. He married Debra Hanson in 1995 in Buffalo, MN. They were married for fifteen years and later divorced.

He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. He loved spending time with his family, especially with his father; helping him with jobs around the cabin. Bob enjoyed walleye fishing with his brothers in the Brainerd Lakes Area. He was also an avid Twins and Vikings fan.

Bob is survived his children, Krystal and Brady Gardner; former wife, Debra Hanson; siblings, Phil, Kevin, and Craig Gardner; step-father, Lyle Strand, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

A Special thanks to Bob's friend Herb for his assistance in Bob's healthcare.