Francis Gartland, age 79, of Madison/Columbus
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Francis Gartland, age 79, of Madison/Columbus

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Francis Gartland, age 79, beloved husband of Lois Gartland, passed away peacefully on Jan. 14, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was the youngest son of Eugene and Catherine (O’Connor) Gartland. Francis married the love of his life, Lois Mainwaring on June 27, 1964 in Billings, Montana. He was especially proud of his family, Theresa, Michael (Julie), Kelly (Kevin) O’Neill, Stacie (Damon-deceased) Williams; and his grandchildren, Nicole and Ben Gartland, Colleen, Andy, Emma, and Gretchen O’Neill; and Grace and Ella Williams. In addition to spending time with family, Francis enjoyed traveling the globe with Lois. When at home, he was an avid reader and loved gardening. Francis will leave a big empty space in our hearts; he will be greatly missed.

The family would like to express their deep appreciation to Heartland Hospice for the loving care they gave Francis.

Visitation was from 9 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, 5001 N. Sherman Ave., Madison on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. at the church on Monday. A private burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given for landscaping at St. Peter’s Catholic Church or to honor his love of animals, to the Dane County Humane Society. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: ryanfuneralservice.com.

Ryan Funeral Home and Cremation Services

2418 N. Sherman Avenue

608-249-8257

Ryan Funeral Home and Cremation Services

2418 N. Sherman Avenue

608-249-8257

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