John E. Gardiner, 63, Salina, died Monday, Sept 14, 2015.

He was born Nov. 6, 1951, in Hays to Gordon and Mary Anne (McConahay) Gardiner. He was a 1969 graduate of Salina High School.

He worked for Snap-On Tools in Hutchinson, Gates Lear Jet in Wichita, and the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include two brothers, Christlieb E. and wife, Julie, Salina, and Gary G. and wife, Darlene, York, S.C.; two daughters, Margery L. Good and husband, Donald, Salina, and Heidi A. Eschliman and husband, Keith, Hutchinson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Gordon A. Gardiner Jr. and David C. Gardiner.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Ryan Mortuary, Salina.

Friends can call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday with family receiving friends from 4 to 6 p.m. at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center, or the Wounded Warrior Project in care of the funeral home.

Condolences can be sent to the family at