Dale Robert Gardner (1936 — 2021)

Dale Robert Gardner, age 84, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away peacefully early Monday morning, Nov. 15, 2021, at the home of his son. He was born in Erie County, Ohio, on Dec. 2, 1936, to the late Clarence and Edna (Springer) Gardner.

Dale was proud to have served in the United States Marine Corps from 1954-58. Dale enjoyed history, militaria and spending time with his family. He lived and worked most of his life in and around Bellevue, Ohio, where he worked for Norfolk and Western Railway. Once Dale retired, he moved to Bryan, Ohio, to be near his family.

Dale is survived by his son, Nathan (Janice) Gardner of Bryan, Ohio; two stepdaughters, Terri (Mike) Nicholson and Heather (Duke) Pothier, both of Oregon; two grandchildren, Daniel (Cora) Gardner of Bryan, Ohio, and Cody (Kylie) Gardner of Cincinnati, Ohio; six great-grandchildren; and one brother, George A. Gardner of Bellevue, Ohio. Dale was preceded in death by his ex-wife, Karen E. Gardner (Martin); two brothers, Wayne W. Gardner and Harold E. Gardner; and one sister, Loretta Gardner.

A memorial gathering of family will be held at a later date. Krill Funeral Service is honored to serve Dale’s family and encourage people to share a fond memory or condolences by visiting www.krillfuneralservice.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations should be considered to Dale’s favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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