Robert A. "Bud" Gardiner III, 74

Robert A. "Bud" Gardiner III, 74, of Fennville passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Chicago, Ill.
Bud was born in Oak Park, Ill. to Robert and Dorothy Gardiner on March 10, 1941. He attended Oak Park-River Forest High School and graduated in 1959. He worked as a vice president for Gardiner Metal Company in Chicago. He was an avid golfer and was a member of Oak Park Country Club and Elgin Country Club during his life. He was involved in the thoroughbred horse industry as a breeder and owner in Illinois and Kentucky.
Bud enjoyed boating on Lake Michigan and was a member of the Singapore Yacht Club in Saugatuck. In recent years Bud and Joan traveled the United States extensively in their motor home visiting many National Parks.
Bud is survived by his wife Joan (Lichner) Gardiner; son Robert A. (Molly) Gardiner IV, Annabelle and Natalie; daughter Margaret Anne (Brian) Doherty, Madeline, Taylor and Abigail; son James Jay (Lana) Gardiner, Briana and Regan. Richard (Jennifer) Lichner, Madison, Gabriella, Natalie; Timothy (Michele) Lichner, Alexandra and Zachary.
A memorial service will be Saturday, June 6, at 11 a.m. in Saugatuck with the Rev. John Meengs officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to University of Chicago Leukemia Research, 5841 S. Maryland #2115, Chicago, IL  60637.
The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the University of Chicago Medical Center and Dr. Richard Larson for their professional care throughout his illness.
Arrangements are being provided by Laird Funeral Home, Elgin, Ill., www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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