Leona Ida Gardner, 95, of Racine, passed away on September 10, 2019 at Ascension All Saints Hospital. She was born on December 16, 1923. Born the daughter of Arthur and Ida (Sorenson) Stege. She married the late Clarence Paul Gardner on June 9, 1945. Leona loved to spend her time cooking, baking, and gardening. Leona will be deeply missed by her children John (Carol) Gardner, Charles Gardner, and Darlene Middleton. She will be dearly missed by her grandchildren Mark, Andrew, David, Cathy, Jenny, and Bobby, as well as great-grandchildren Angel, Jerald, Christopher, Bianca, Natalie, Kai, Ethan, John, Samantha, Arianna, Cassandra, and Aidan. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Leona is preceded in death by her husband Clarence, parents Ida and Arthur, daughter Donna, sisters Millie Storck and Ruth Clark, brother Arnold Stege, and grandson Steven. Funeral Services for Leona will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Strouf Funeral Home (1001 High St) at 4 p.m. Family will receive guests on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until the time of service. Inurnment will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Graceland Cemetery (3547 Osborne Blvd) at 11 a.m.