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Zachary Scott Gardner

June 30, 1970 - August 6, 2017

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Zachary Scott Gardner, 47, of Peoria, Illinois passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017 in Peoria.

He was born June 30, 1970 in Peoria to Zeb and Sandra (Pettett) Gardner. He married Linda Gunther Ruppman on November 11, 2011 in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are his father, of Peoria; step-sons, Samuel and Benjamin Ruppman of Dunlap; his brother, Zeb (Hedy) Gardner of Peoria and his nieces, Romi and Gia Gardner, also of Peoria.

His mother preceded him in death.

Zach was a US Army Veteran serving from 1990-1997.

He was...

Zachary Scott Gardner, 47, of Peoria, Illinois passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017 in Peoria.

He was born June 30, 1970 in Peoria to Zeb and Sandra (Pettett) Gardner. He married Linda Gunther Ruppman on November 11, 2011 in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are his father, of Peoria; step-sons, Samuel and Benjamin Ruppman of Dunlap; his brother, Zeb (Hedy) Gardner of Peoria and his nieces, Romi and Gia Gardner, also of Peoria.

His mother preceded him in death.

Zach was a US Army Veteran serving from 1990-1997.

He was a member of Plumbers Local 63 in Peoria. Zach loved plumbing and always had a tool in his hand to work on something. He dreamed of creating an African-American owned plumbing business in Peoria.

Zach loved kids and enjoyed spending time with his step-sons and nieces- playing with them and teaching them about things.

He enjoyed golfing and was passionate about Jeeps.

Visitation will be 4:00-6:00 pm Friday, August 11, 2017 at Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home, 2408 West Willow Knolls Dr. in Peoria, concluding with Military Funeral Honors and personal tributes at 6:00 pm. Cremation will be accorded following the ceremony.

Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warriors Project.