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George Lardner

George Henry “Poyke” Lardner, died March 1 in Grass Valley. He was 84.

Burial services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 14, at the Lardner family plot in the Old Auburn Cemetery. All friends and family members are welcome.

Mr. Lardner was born Nov. 24, 1923, in Auburn.



He graduated from Placer High School in 1942 and worked at the Marinship Corporation shipyard in Sausalito for the duration of World War II.

After a nearly six-decade career in the construction and architectural professions, he retired from his architectural practice and moved from Auburn to Grass Valley.




Mr. Lardner was a member of the American Institute of Architects, a Paul Harris fellow and past president of Auburn Rotary.

He also served as treasurer and president of the Tahoe City Ski Club.

He will be remembered as a devoted husband and loving father and will be dearly missed, especially at George’s Place, his summer cabin and Palisades Lake.

Mr. Lardner is survived by his wife of 49 years, Solveig Lardner; son, Bill Lardner; grandchildren Kayla and William Lardner; stepchildren Nancy Atkinson and Chris Lardner; stepgrandson, Chris Atkinson; sisters Jane Haydon, Clair Vanderbilt, Lynette Weeks and Billee Landry; sister and brother-in-law, Lorraine and Dean Laird; sister-in-law, Inesa Lardner, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Amonda Lardner; sister, Phyllis Warwick and brothers Lynford Lardner, Jim Lardner, Bob Lardner and Jon Lardner.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, 95817.


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