Paul Douglas Gardner, 54, of Plattsmouth, NE, beloved grandfather, husband, father, son, brother, uncle, cousin, died on January 26, 2009. Paul died peacefully at home as the result of injuries from a vehicle accident that occurred on April 7, 2007 and was surrounded by family. Paul was born on July 15, 1954 in Council Bluffs, IA to Emily Exline and Brooks Gardner. Paul grew up in Council Bluffs, IA and graduated from South High in 1972 and continued his education and graduated from Bellevue University in 1989. He had a distinguished and enjoyable career with First Data Resources where he worked as a Systems Analyst from 1987-2008. Paul cherished many long lasting friendships throughout his career with First Data Resources. Paul enjoyed working on computers. Paul also spent his spare time making wedding cakes for The Bagel Bin in Omaha, NE. Paul is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Linda Gardner; son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Michelle Gardner; daughter and son-in-law, Sara and Jack Lutzi; daughter, Becky Gardner; son, John Gardner; grandchildren: Rachel, Briana and Joshua Gardner; sisters and brothers: Sandra Bramlett, Susan Gardner, Steven Gardner and Scott Randazzo; mother and father-in-law, John and Alyce Gibilisco; many other dear friends and family members. Paul was preceded in death by his mother, Emily Randazzo and father, Brooks Gardner. The family would like to give special thanks to Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, NE for the extraordinary care given to Paul. SERVICES Thursday, 10:00 a.m., West Center Chapel. Interment, St. John Cemetery, Bellevue. Memorials to the Nebraska Commission for the Blind. Visitation from 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, with family receiving friends 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the West Center Chapel.
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