Damon Neil Gardner, 44 of Hibbing, passed away recently at his home. Damon was born
June 6, 1975 to Neil and Sheri (Manning) Gardner in Marquette, MI. Damon lived in
both California and Minnesota. In 1993, Damon graduated from Hibbing High School.
Damon was a talented cook, musician, writer and artist, he was especially good at
drawing. Damon could and would draw whatever his kids requested at any given time.
Damon loved blowing glass and made a great career of it for many years. Damon was an
avid reader and there was no limit to the genre of book he would read, he also enjoyed
skateboarding and snowboarding. Above all things, Damon loved being a father.
Damon is survived by his children Khavren and Noel of Hibbing. His parents, Sheri
(Mike) Millsap of CA and Neil Gardner of Side Lake.
Brothers Derek Gardner and Shawn (Sage) Jackson of CA. Uncles Donnie Manning,
Charles (Roxane) Gardner and Chris (Patti) Hawking; an aunt Jacquelyne Gardner and
his cousins Samantha, Michele and Jenevieve, and several nieces and nephews. He was
preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Jesse and Phyllis “Lorraine” Gardner and
maternal grandparents Donald and Norma Manning, his step-mother Dianne Gardner, and his beloved dog Remington.
Funeral services will be held 12 noon Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at the Dougherty Funeral Home in Hibbing.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 am until the start of the service at noon.
Siyanda Elizabeth, Life Cycle Celebrant will officiate.
Private interment will be held at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Hibbing.
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