A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at St. Casimir Catholic Church in the town of Hull, with the Rev. Arul Joseph V. officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home in Stevens Point from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday and at the church from 9:30 a.m. Monday until the Mass. There will be a Women of the Moose Ritual at 6 p.m. Sunday, followed by the rosary at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral Home.
Memorial donations in her name may be directed to the Lupus Foundation of America at www.lupus.org.
Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Gard was born Jan. 22, 1934, in Stevens Point, a daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Turzinski) Burant. She attended local grade schools and graduated from P.J.JacobsHigh School in 1952.
She was married to Louis Gard (Gardzielewski) June 30, 1962, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church.
After the marriage the couple settled in Stevens Point.
She traveled and kept copious notes detailing her travels. At each stop, she purchased a bell for her collection.
She was a member of the Poke-A-Snoz snowmobile club, the Stevens Point Yacht Club and the Valley Bummers camping club.
She was a member of the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary and the Women of the Moose, especially with the Women of the Moose Chapter 311, serving as senior regent and earning many honors, including the Academy of Friendship and College of Regents, which included the highest honor, “Red Scarf” for her many years of service.
Survivors include her husband; one son, Douglas (Diane Rector), Grafton; one daughter, Sandy (David) Pederson, Kewaunee; one sister, Margaret Adamski, Port Edwards; two brothers, Donald (Mary) Burant, Racine, and Robert Burant, Stevens Point; and two grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Loraine Armstrong, Bernice Eschenbach and Maryanne Wozniak.