Memorial graveside services for Donald will be held on Friday, April 2, 2021 at 1:00 pm at the Riverton Cemetery in Riverton, Iowa with Pastor Jenny Folmar officiating. Memorials and cards of condolence are being directed to the Gardner Family and can be sent to: c/o The Gardner Family, P O Box 277, Shenandoah, IA 51601.
Donald Keith Gardner, son of Albert William and Bernice Irene (Kellison) Gardner, was born on December 9, 1944, in Hamburg, Iowa. He peacefully entered into rest on January 23, 2021 in Shenandoah, Iowa at the age of 74 years 1 month and 14 days.
His childhood was spent in the Hamburg, Iowa area where he attended the Hamburg Community Schools. Later, he lived in Riverton, Iowa, spent some time in Missouri and eventually moved to Shenandoah, Iowa.
He worked for the Vogel Popcorn Factory in Hamburg before becoming an over-the-road truck driver. He retired from Vernon Trucking in 2007.
Preceding Donald in death were his parents, Albert and Bernice; sisters, Edith, Juanita, Joyce and Glenda; and a brother Gerry. Left to cherish his memory are his seven children, Christine Falk and husband Steve of Essex, IA, Susan Pabst and husband Robert of Hamburg, IA, Sherri Gardner and spouse Carlos of Denison, IA, Joel Moyer and wife Lyndi of Shenandoah, IA, Kayla Gardner of Shenandoah, IA, Donavan Gardner and wife Hanna of Greenwood, NE, Shelby Allbee and husband Cody of Shenandoah, IA; sister, Thelma Jopp of Glenwood, IA; 17 grandchildren and six great grandchildren; numerous other family members; and many friends.
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P O Box 277, Shenandoah IA 51601