---- — CHARITON — Dale A. Gardner passed away April 13, 2013, at Chariton Nursing & Rehab Center.
Dale was born March 9, 1935, in Farson to William Halsey Gardner and Erma Marie (Hix) Gardner. He graduated from Hedrick High School. He married Helen Mae Etter on Sept. 12, 1981.
Dale was a member of Grace Baptist Church. He enjoyed his church family, gospel music, visiting with friends and camping with family. He was an avid Hawkeye fan. He farmed for many years in Ollie.
Dale is survived by his brother, Avon (Darlene) Gardner of Hedrick; nephew, Douglas (Tammy) Gardner of Marion; and niece, Janine (Joe) Smith of Des Moines; and many other relatives.
Dale was preceded in death by his wife; parents; and niece, Angela Gardner.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Baptist Church in Chariton; Pastor Dennis St. Lawrence officiating. Interment will be at the Bethel Cemetery, east of Russell, following services.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. today at Fielding Funeral Home in Chariton. Pallbearers will be Douglas Gardner, Adam Smith, Dan Utzke, Dan Comis, David Gardner and Ron Bingham.
Memorials may be made to Chariton Nursing & Rehab Center Activity Fund or Grace Baptist Church.
Online condolences may be made at www.FieldingFuneralHomes.com.