KINGSFORD - Ione M. Gardiner, 86, of Green Bay, Wis., formerly of Kingsford, passed away on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at San Luis Place in Green Bay.
Ione was born Nov. 5, 1926, in Iron Mountain, daughter of Jack and Margaret (Gibbs) Gagnon and had been a resident of this area for most of her life. Ione worked as the assistant manager of the Braumart Theatre for many years. After her retirement, she became an active volunteer for the local Head Start program and the Iron Mountain VA Hospital.
She is survived by her children, Valerie Behnken of Appleton, Wis., Ann (Dennis) Arbenouske of South Lyon, Mich., John (Kris) Gardiner of Green Bay, Gerald Gardiner of Delaware, Cindy (Thomas) Vernosh of DePere, Wis., and Lois (Randy) McMahon of Ashwaubenon, Wis.; 16 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
Ione was preceded in death by her son, Carl John Gardiner; her daughter, Victoria Gardiner; and sister, Lois Wisner.
Memorial services will be on Friday at 10 a.m. at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain. Fr. Joseph Gouin will officiate. Burial will be in the Quinnesec Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her memory to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3674 of Iron Mountain or the Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post 50.
Condolences may be expressed to the family of Ione Gardiner online at ernashfuneralhomes.com.
The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with the arrangements.