Gary Darland, 74 of Keewatin, MN passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Fairview Range Medical Center. Gary was born October 17, 1944 in Bemidji, MN to Harry and Joyce (Tardy) Darland. On April 27, 1973 Gary married his wife of 45 years Celeste Chasten in Keewatin. Gary was a 45 year resident of Keewatin, he worked at National Steel as a welder until his retirement in 1994. Shortly after retirement he started Darland Sand and Gravel. Gary was a former member of the Buck Lake Improvement Club; he was also a member of the Nashwauk- Keewatin School Board for 15 years. Gary was an avid outdoorsman, he loved to hunt, fish, feed his herd of deer and always had a garden. The most important thing to Gary was his family, his son in law Rob was an important asset to the family, he was so proud of his daughter, Renae in both her personal and professional life, Gary also cherished every minute he spent with his grandson, Henry. Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Joyce, mother and father in law Mary and Henry, siblings, Royce and Linda. He is survived by his wife, Celeste, daughter, Renae (Rob) Darland Pecchia, grandson, Henry, siblings, Margy (William) Burcham, Butch, David and Dale Darland and his dog, Daisy. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4:00- 6:00 pm Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Dougherty Funeral Home in Hibbing.
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