Robert Gardner

Print Obituary
Robert Dalton Gardner, 68, of Freeburg, IL, born September 3, 1951, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, December 22, 2019, at Freeburg Care Center, Freeburg, IL.

Robert worked on the assembly line for the Belleville Shoe Factory before his retirement. He was an artist and loved to paint and play the drums and was also an animal lover. He enjoyed spending time with family and loved all his nieces and nephews. Robert was easy going and got along with everyone he met.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman Dalton and Vivian Joyce, nee Leiper, Gardner; a niece, Katie Lynn Gardner; and a nephew, Gregory Masterson.

Robert is survived by three sisters,
Barbara (Tom) Maxfeldt, and their children, Justin and Matthew Maxfeldt,
Debra (Chuck) Grider, and their children, Elizabeth (Jason) Nonn and Sarah (Ryan) Sullivan,
Lynda (Roger) Masterson, and their children, Joseph Masterson, and Claire Snowman;
a brother, Lawrence (Karen) Gardner, and their children, Brian Lawrence Dalton Gardner,
and Joshua Robert Gardner;
and great-nieces and great-nephews, Sydney, Charley, Ruby, Ben, and Kylie.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral: Private family services will be held at a later date.


2 Comments on Robert Gardner

Patty Knoll said : Guest Report Jan 13, 2020 at 4:44 PM

I’m so sorry I can’t attend Robert’s service- my heart and prayers are with you all. I have the best memories of him when we were kids! Hugs to you all. Patty (Louden) Knoll, Jane’s daughter.❤️

  • Plainfield
  • Indiana
Linda DeBoer said : Guest Report Dec 30, 2019 at 3:23 AM

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of Robert. We were at Belle Valley Grade School together, many years ago. He was such a talented artist, I can still remember being so impressed by some of his drawings. He was also one of the sweetest, nicest young men in our entire 8th grade graduation class. Linda Chamness DeBoer

  • Belleville
  • IL

Add Public Condolence

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked.