Wilma Gardner, 98

Jan. 27, 1922 —
March 15, 2020
LAKEVILLE, MN - Wilma Rose Gardner, age 98, of Lakeville, Minn. and formerly of Clear Lake, Iowa died on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Walker Methodist Highview Hills Assisted Living in Lakeville, with her daughter, Patti, at her side throughout 13 days in hospice care.
A memorial service will be held at a later date, due to the coronavirus outbreak, at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel in Clear Lake, Iowa. Updates in regard to a memorial service can be viewed at ColonialChapels.com and on Facebook in May. Interment will be in Cresco, Iowa beside her beloved husband, Zack at a later date. 
Wilma was born on Jan. 27, 1922 in Waucoma, Iowa to Joseph and Theresa (Schlicte) Doerr. She had four sisters and one brother.
She enjoyed a very social life with many loving friends, who were with her in her final days. Her special place to be was in the middle of her grandchildren in her recliner at the Upham home.  
Wilma is survived by her four children, Ken (Emily) Young, Phyl (John) Evans, Ardy (Joe, deceased) Squiers and Patti (Kevin) Upham; grandchildren, Joe J. Squiers, Kris (Kent) Larsen, Ken Jr. (Sheri) Young, Debbie (Wayne) McFarland, Jackie (Todd) Doncavage, John G. (Jeanine) Evans, Kelley Upham (fiancé, Cody Reynolds), Megan Upham and Zachary Upham; and over 35 great and great-great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; three of her sisters; her brother; her former husband, Harvey Young; and an infant daughter, DeLoris. The last to precede her in death were her loving husband, Zachary T. Gardner; son-in-law, Joe Squiers; and great-granddaughter, Stella Doncavage. 
Cards sent to the Chapel will be forwarded to the family. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.colonialchapels.com.

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