Donald A. Gardehl, 87 of Rio, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Columbus Nursing and Rehab. He was born May 24, 1932 in Wonewoc, the son of Adolph and Gladys (Monsky)Gardehl. Don graduated from Wonewoc High School, was drafted in the U.S. Army in 1950 and served his country during the Korean Conflict and was discharged in 1952. He was united in marriage to Carole Stull January 5, 1974.
Don is survived by his wife Carole; step daughter Victoria (Scott) Brandenburg; step granddaughter Melanie Penshorn; four nieces and four nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Jerry Gardehl; sister Ardith Dehler, and one nephew.
Funeral services with full military honors will be held Tuesday, November 5 at 12 Noon at Grasse Funeral Home, 401 Angel Way, Rio with Rev. Timothy Schwartz officiating. Visitation will be held from 11 AM until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church in Doylestown or the Columbia County Humane Society.
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