Rita K. (Rice) Gardner, 86, Solana Beach, CA, formerly of Halstad, MN, died Thursday, June 4, 2020, at her home under the care of Hospice and her family.

Rita was born December 27, 1933, the daughter of Henry and Bernice (Dale) Rice. She grew up in Halstad where she graduated high school. She held a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota and was a social worker for San Diego County and previously a counselor at high schools in San Diego and Minnesota.

She is survived by her children: Benjamin Christan “Chris” Gardner of Solana Beach California and Jolie Gardner Ramage of San Diego, California.

Graveside Service: 1:00 PM Friday, June 12, 2020 at Halstad North Cemetery, Halstad, MN.

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Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Homes
Ada & Halstad Minnesota