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Robert 'Bob' Gardner


February 9, 2022 | View PDF

Robert “Bob” Gardner, 90, a life-long Chappell resident passed away unexpectedly Monday afternoon, January 24, 2022, at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held later in the summer.

Memorials in Bob’s name can be made to the Chappell Golf Course.

Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Home and Cremations in Chappell is serving the Gardner family.

Family and friends can leave condolences at

Robert Dale was born March 29, 1931, to Anna and Ira Gardner. He was a veteran of the Marine Corps, serving during the Korean War. Bob was instrumental in establishing the Chappell Golf Course and retired from the City of Chappell as the Golf Course Superintendent after 30 years.

Bob was a devoted husband and father. He found great joy attending local sporting events.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Gina Gardner of Chappell; children, Lori (Bill) Burnside of Littleton, CO, Lance (Kathy) Gardner of Virginia Beach, VA, Lana Gardner of Everett, WA, Tony (Karen) Gardner of Chesapeake, VA and Jennifer (Stearn) Brown of Ogallala, NE; daughter in his heart, Lisa Newberg of Blue Springs, MO; former wife, Carole Reasoner of Everett, WA; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many other extended family and friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Leslie Claassen, granddaughter, Lexxa Palmer, sister, Vera Smith, and many other family members.

Bob will be greatly missed by all that knew him.


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