In loving memory of

Clinton Wells Gardner
October 21, 1971 - February 3, 2020

Clinton Wells Gardner, 48, of Geneva, passed away Monday, February 3, 2020, at his home in Geneva. He was born October 21, 1971, to Jay Dean and Gloria Jean (Harlan) Gardner.

Clint grew up as an army brat, moving around to several different states and countries. He enjoyed his time in Europe, taking advantage of the chance to travel. Clint graduated from Hanau American High School in Hanau, Germany. He moved to Lafayette, Indiana, after returning from Europe and worked as a bricklayer and did construction work. He returned to Iowa in 2007 and felt like he was coming home at last.

Clint enjoyed music and spending time with his family, especially his children, grandchildren and nephews. He enjoyed playing with them and connected with them on a level we couldn't understand, but they loved him with all their hearts. Clint would do anything for anybody, always there to help wherever he could. He had a goofy sense of humor and could make anyone laugh. Clint always lightened the mood and made people smile wherever he went.

Clint is survived by his son Steven (Lorraine) Kesler of Geneva, son Zachary Gardner of Geneva, daughter Taylor Gardner of Hampton; grandchildren Elijah, Hannah, Natalie and Steven; parents Jay Dean and Gloria Gardner of Geneva; sister Erica (Jess) Miller of Latimer, brother Brandon Gardner of Thornton; nephews Ashton Miller, Callen Miller and Dax Gardner.

Clint was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Don and Margaret Gardner, and maternal grandparents, Marvin and Wanda Harlan, and nephew Aiden Miller.


Robin Olmstead wrote on Feb 14, 2020:

"It was such a beautiful tribute to Clint! You all will continue to be in my thoughts! Clint made everyone laugh & smile! Keep those memories in your hearts! Love you guys! ?"

teodoro wrote on Feb 12, 2020:

"??...sorely missed never forgotten.miss you brother...???"

Gloria Fox wrote on Feb 10, 2020:

"So sorry for the family loss. Sending prayer to the family."

Rogerdmarchant wrote on Feb 8, 2020:

"He will be missed deeply, was a great friend, R.I.P brother "

Polly Harper wrote on Feb 8, 2020:

"GLoria and family many years have pass but I think I still think and remember are times together My prayers are with Polly Harper"

CHAD VAN DYKE wrote on Feb 6, 2020:


Deb Bochmann wrote on Feb 5, 2020:

"So very sorry to hear this, Erica, Jess & thoughts & prayers are with you & all of your family???"

teo wrote on Feb 5, 2020:

" ????... teodoro"

Connie Kesler wrote on Feb 5, 2020:

"Deepest sympathy to Clint's children and family. I am sorry to hear of his passing. May our Lord provide you strength during this most difficult time . Connie Kesler"

Audra Kesler wrote on Feb 5, 2020:


Audra Kesler wrote on Feb 5, 2020:

"He will me missed badly, was great guy and sorry. R.I.P. CLINT. LOVE,HODGE!!!"