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Dennis Gardner

Obituary for Dennis Gardner

June 19, 1958 - February 4, 2017
Creston, Iowa | Age 58


Dennis Gardner, 58, of Creston, died Saturday, February 4, 2017, at the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston.

Celebration of Life Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Powers Funeral Home junction of highways 34 and 25 in Creston.

Rev. Jerry White will officiate.

Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Cromwell.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be given at

Dennis Eugene Gardner was born June 19, 1958 in Creston, Iowa to Jaquilene Charlene (Beardsley) Gardner and Eldon Leroy Gardner. He was educated in Creston Schools.

Dennis has been a life-long Creston resident. Over the years, he worked as a truck driver for Henningsen Construction of Atlantic on a road construction crew and later working for Gary Peterson on a farm. He worked for a time with Dekko in Afton making wire harnesses.

On June 25, 2003, Dennis was united in marriage to Debbie Buchanan in Thayer. They made their home in Creston. Most recently, he had been doing iron and metal recycling and scrapping for work.

Dennis is survived by his wife Debbie Gardner; a daughter Brandy Lynn (husband Harley) Majors of Clearfield; three grandsons Cameron, Cody and Ethan Morgan; brother Jeff Walling (significant other Jackie Foster) of Leon, Ia.; two sisters-in-law Teresa Buchanan of Diagonal and Karen (husband Keith) Nichols of Perry, Ia. and brother-in-law Mike (wife Kathy) Buchanan of Diagonal.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, other family and friends.


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601 New York Ave
PO Box 431
Creston, IA 50801
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