Marie, Gardiner 7/21/1925 - 10/22/2016 Allegan Marie Gardiner, 91 of Allegan, went to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, October 22, 2016 at her home. Mrs. Gardiner was born in Clinton Township, Michigan on July 21, 1925, the daughter of the late Bert and Winnie (Bunker) VanBusKirk. She married the love of her life, Earl Gardiner on March 3, 1943 and they were happily married until Earl's passing in 2007. Marie and Earl were blessed with two children, Doug and Linda, creating many cherished memories. The Gardiner family was one of unity, which Marie instilled. She helped to build a strong family unit where love, time spent with one another and activities done together brought much laughter and joy to her family. Marie spent 19 years as a waitress working at Ruby's in downtown Allegan bringing a smile to everyone she encountered. She enjoyed being around people and being a part of everything. She was a member of the Red Hatters, loved to go to the casino and enjoyed playing cards. Her activities kept her young at heart. Marie will be missed greatly by those that are surviving. Her daughter-in-law, Lynn; her grandchildren: Christa and Carl Braun, Joe Gardiner and Craig Gardiner, Deb Gardiner; 6 great-grandchildren: Chase, Kinslea, Kailyn, Carly, Lindsey and Zach; 3 great-great-grandchildren: Reagan, Leo and Joe; and many friends that she has met along life's journey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl; son, Doug; daughter, Linda; great-grandson, Clayton; 3 brothers: Claude, Leo and Chuck; and her sister, Grace. Friends may meet with the family on Thursday, October 27 from 6-8pm at Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel, where the rosary will be recited at 6pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, October 28 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Rev. Father Ben Huynh, Celebrant. Memorial donations may be made in Marie's name to Wings of Hope Hospice, 530 Linn Street, Allegan, Michigan 49010 and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 110 N. Cedar Street, Allegan, MI 49010. Interment will take place at Hudson Corners Cemetery, Allegan Township.