Darrel Ray Gardner passed away at the Schneidmiller Hospice of North Idaho on September 2, 2017 at 2:12 pm in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho at the age of 62.
Darrel is survived by his parents, Sue and Edward Gardner; wife, Linda Gardner; sons, Jeremy, Michael, and Edward; and sisters, Karen, Cherie, Bonnie.
Darrel was born on May 18, 1955 in Miami, Florida. He married Linda Jo in August of 1977. After moving to Idaho, he began working for Sunshine Mint as a Coiner, before his hard work made him eligible to be promoted to Lead Coiner. He continued employment with Sunshine for 11 years. His children remember him as a hard working father who taught them an incredible work ethic.
Darrel was accomplished at anything he set his mind to and often put those skills to work helping those around him. He was a loving father to three sons: Jerry, Michael, and Edward Gardner; a loyal husband to Linda Gardner; a beloved son to Sue and Edward Gardner; and a mentor and friend to too many to list. He was a witty individual who loved comedy, NASCAR, and fishing and who was dedicated to his family above all.
A memorial service will be held at 3 PM on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Yates Funeral Home - Coeur d’ Alene Chapel, 744 N. 4th St., Coeur d’ Alene, ID 83814.
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