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Obituary for Dale Jean Gardner

Dale Jean Gardner, the only child of Russell and Florence (Nagody) Gardner, was born on March 15, 1958 on the Navy Base in Sasebo, Japan. As a child she moved with her family, as her dad was stationed at different bases. She lived in Colorado and L.A. In 1985, she moved to Iowa. Dale passed away on January 7, 2018 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Dale worked as a cook and bartender. She later was employeed with Rohlin Construction. Dale enjoyed playing dice and cards, cooking and baking. She also enjoyed spending time with her family, especially “grandma’s boys.” Dale always had a ghost hunter or paranormal show on her t.v.

Dale is survived by her children Ian (Lorrie) Gardner and their sons: Braylon, Jace, and Trindon of Goodyear, AZ; Dane (Nicole) Gardner and their sons: Kieran, Zane, and Zayden of Lytton, IA; and Starr (Allen) Gardner and their sons: Kaden, Kai, and Karsten of Estherville, IA. She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, and family members.

Dale is preceded in death by her parents, uncles and aunts, special Uncles Marv, Wayne, and Letcher Gardner.

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