June 28, 2019
Irene L. Gardner, age 90, of Broadus formerly of Hammond and Belle Fourche passed away on June 21, 2019 At the Holy Rosary Hospital in Miles City.
Irene Lenore Lakson Gardner was born on March 8th, 1929 in Lead, SD, the first daughter of Albert and Martha (Palo) Lakson. The family had a farm in the Fruitdale community and was surrounded by many neighbors and extended family predominantly with Finnish roots. A few years later a sister, Phyllis was born. Martha and Albert came from large families, her childhood was filled with family gatherings of cousins, aunts and uncles in Fruitdale, Snoma...