Mr. Gardner was a landscape designer for IDOT for more than 25 years before his retirement. He previously worked for Sverdrup & Parcel Civil Engineering. Bob loved nature and enjoyed visiting the Missouri Botanical Gardens. He loved animals, especially his Boxer dogs and enjoyed watching and feeding the birds at his home. Bob was an active muzzleloaders club member, a talented woodcarver, an avid reader and a wonderful cook. He was a World War II U. S. Navy veteran.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Agnes M., nee Morris, Gardner, whom he married on October 31, 1959, and who died on January 6, 2005; and his parents, Theodore W. and Alma D., nee Ebel, Gardner.
He is survived by many dear friends.
Special thanks are extended to Hospice of Southern Illinois for their compassionate care of Bob.
Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society or to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, December 15, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Saturday, December 15, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Deacon Robert Lanter officiating.
Burial will be held at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.