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Keith Gardner

August 6, 1953 — June 3, 2017

Keith David Gardner, age 63, of Pine River, died at his home on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Services for Keith will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at Riverview Church in Pine River with Pastor Tristan Borland officiating. Family and friends are welcome to gather one hour prior to the service. Interment with military honors will be held at Minnesota State Veteran's Cemetery near Camp Ripley.

Keith was born August 6, 1953, in Brainerd, the son of Clifford and Frances (Hagen) Gardner. He graduated from Pine River High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served for 8 years and then in the Army Reserves until retirement. Keith married Shannon Riley in 1992. As a member of the American Legion Post 613, he was commander, held several positions on the board and was a member of the Color Guard and Disabled Veterans.

Keith will be missed by his wife, Shannon; son, Matt (Kandi); daughter, Kelly Davison (Steve); stepson, Jeff Riley; brother, Bill; sisters: Ramona Hann, Darlene Johnson (Dwight), LaVonne Hurst and Caroline Gardner.

Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Charlotte; brothers, Russell and LeRoy.

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