Gardner Marguerite P., age 56, of Mpls, slipped away from this world on May 23, 2002 surrounded by family and friends. She was preceded in death by parents, James & Ariette Gardner. Marguerite ``Margie'' was born and raised in Fairmont, MN. She continued her education and graduated from the University of MN with B.S. and M.S. degrees in Physical Therapy. She practiced as a P.T. and then accepted a teaching position at the U of M for 21 years, retiring as an Asst. Professor in October of 1999. Active in the MN Chapter of APTA and past president of Alpha-1 National Assoc. Margie was a recipient of a single lung transplant in Feb. 1992. She will be deeply missed by brothers, Michael (Judee), Fr. Tom OFM; sisters, Jayne Gardner; a niece, a nephew, numerous cousins, caring friends and her special little dog, Willie. Memorials preferred to U of M Physical Therapy Program and Alpha-1 National Assoc. Memorial service 4 PM Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at Cremation Society of MN, Mpls Chapel. Visitation 1 hour before service. Margie was a charming, compassionate and outgoing person. She will be remembered for the grace and courage she exhibited with the complications arising from her illness. Cremation Society of MN Minneapolis Chapel 4343 Nicollet Ave S. 612-825-2435

Published on May 26, 2002

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