Kenneth E. Gard

Kenneth E. Gard

June 23, 1934 – April 18, 2023

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Kathryn Gard; son-in-law, Shawn Griffin.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley; children: Stephen (Pegg), Thomas (Marcia), Kathleen Mittermeier, Carol Ash, Kevin (Anna), Sharon Griffin, Lori Kennedy (Robert); 24 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ernestine Nielsen and Ramona Schramm; brother, William; nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friend Sunday, April 23rd, from 5-7PM at West Center Chapel with a Vigil Service at 7PM.

Mass of Christian Burial: Monday, April 24th, 10AM at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church (3405 S. 118th Street).

Interment: Omaha National Cemetery with full military honors.

Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the church.


  • Tim Fortune Posted April 20, 2023 1:56 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to all!!! Ken and dad are together again!!!

  • John Conway Posted April 21, 2023 11:17 am

    Please know that the Gard family is in our thoughts and prayers. The Conway family is here for you if you need anything and we will support you in any way that we can.

  • Dennis B Donahue Posted April 22, 2023 7:55 am

    One of God’s children going Home.
    So sorry for the Family’s loss but we must Celebrate his life

  • Patrick Peterson Posted April 22, 2023 9:43 am

    May God bless you all in this difficult time. Prayers for your father.

  • Karen Driggins Posted April 22, 2023 10:09 am

    To Steve and his family. Losing loved ones is hard. I will be thinking of you and your family.

  • Amy Benge Posted April 22, 2023 11:07 am

    Sending our thoughts and prayers to your family. May Ken rest in peace.

  • Jane Pohlman Posted April 22, 2023 4:20 pm

    Sympathies and prayers for your family. Ken was a wonderful man.

  • George Dewitt Posted April 23, 2023 7:26 am

    My condolences to the family. Ken and I served together in the Army Reserve many years ago. A fine leader, officer and a gentleman.

  • Katrina Moerles Posted April 23, 2023 12:46 pm

    Tom, Marcia, Steve, Pegg, and the Gard Family: We’re never ready to let our loved ones go. I wish you all strength and comfort and an outpouring of loving support every time you need it. The best news is the Good News – he’s safe in heaven now.

  • Mark Goodwin Posted April 23, 2023 3:30 pm

    God our Father,
    Your power brings us to birth,
    Your providence guides our lives,
    and by Your command we return to dust.
    Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
    their lives change but do not end.
    I pray in hope for your family Steve,
    your relatives and friends.
    In company with Christ,
    Who died and now lives,
    may your father rejoice in His kingdom,
    where all our tears are wiped away.


  • Mark Mittermeier Posted May 8, 2023 5:29 pm

    You were a thoughtful and generous guy
    And I thank you for the memories
    Mark Mittermeier

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