Michael E. Gardner
August 7, 1946 - April 9, 2024

Michael E. Gardner, age 77, passed away on April 9, 2024, in Zephyrhills, Florida. He was born on August 7, 1946, in Cleveland, Ohio. Michael was a dedicated Machine Operator for Premium Building Products in West Salem, Ohio, where he displayed strong work ethic and commitment throughout his career.

In his leisure time, Michael found joy in pursuing his passion for Model Airplane flying. He was an active member of the Ashland Cloud Chasers flying club in Ohio, where he shared his enthusiasm and skills with fellow enthusiasts.

Michael is preceded in death by his parents, James P. and Cecilia Sutter Gardner, as well as his sisters Anne Gutzman and Elaine Miller.

He is survived by his loving son Michael and Kerri Gardner, daughters Michele and Allen Dye, Tammy and Andrew Steppenbacker, sister Mary Louise Ode-Viala, brother James Gardner, grandchildren Amber Cusick, Sarah Uehlein, Megan Prechtl, Michael Gardner III, Christina Gardner, Cody Gardner, Justin Robinson, and Kayla Steppenbacker, and great-grandchildren Kaia Jakab and Harrison Uehlein.

A Military Service will be held at a later date in Ohio to honor Michael’s service as a Viet Nam Veteran of the U.S. Army. He will be remembered for his dedication to his work, his love for model airplanes, and his cherished role within his family. May he rest in peace.


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