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Lewis Sephus Gardner

Decatur, Adams County, Indiana, USA
Death 1 Oct 1951 (aged 76)
Lima, Allen County, Ohio, USA
Burial Lima, Allen County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 68684353 · View Source
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Lewis S. Gardner Dies Monday

Pioneer Wholesaler Founded Supply House

Lewis S. Gardner, 76, 1449 Ellison-dr, pioneer Lima wholesale merchandiser, died at 6:10 p.m. Monday in Memorial hospital after a short illness.

He was the founder of the L. S. Gardner Merchandising Co., 129 E. Elm-st.

A native of Decatur, Ind., he came to Lima in 1891 and in 1907 opened a confectionery which he converted in 1913 into a wholesale merchandising supply house.

He later was associated with the Gardner-Myers Merchandising Co. for three years before founding the present concern in 1927. Offices then were at 335 N. Main-st.

He retired from active participation in the business in 1942 because of ill health. The present building at 129 E. Elm-st was built in 1948.

He was a member of the Elks and Masonic lodges, the United Commercial Travelers and St. Luke's Lutheran church.

Surviving are his widow, Maude; a son, Roger, 1449 Ellison-dr; two daughters, Mrs. Harold McMillen, 110 S. Glenwood-av, and Mrs. Roger VanGunten, 817 Holmes-av; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Siferd and Son funeral home. The Rev. John Berger will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery.

The body will remain in the funeral home until after services.

(published in The Lima News, Tuesday, October 2, 1951)

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