Matthew "Matt" J. Gardner
1969 — 2022
One of God's special angels, Matthew "Matt" Gardner, age 53 of Elk River, MN, was called home on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. A kind, easy-going, bit of a jokester man, he brought light and happiness to everyone who knew him. This truly amazing human being was born to George and Sharon (Koehne) Gardner on March 14, 1969, in Mankato. The family moved to Princeton when Matt was an infant, and he spent his growing up years here. He attended Princeton schools and was very active in Special Olympics. He loved traveling, the 80s rock band Motley Crue, action movies, car shows, motorcycles, bowling, football (college and professional), WWE wrestling (Sheamus!), NASCAR racing, the color yellow, and any...