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Scott H. Gardner

December 25, 1988 ~ January 8, 2019 (age 30)

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Scott H. Gardner, 30, of Aberdeen, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen.  His wishes were to be cremated.

Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, with Pastor Jeff Whillock, of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, officiating.

A luncheon and time of fellowship will follow the service at Schriver’s Memorial Fellowship Center.

Visitation at the mortuary will be one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Burial will take place at a later date.

Family and friends may sign Scott’s online guestbook and also view his service via the live stream service link at

Scott Hale Gardner was born on December 25, 1988, in Aberdeen, to Gary and Deb (Inman) Gardner.  He was raised and attended school in Aberdeen, graduating from Central High School with the Class of 2008.  Scott played soccer and baseball as a young child in the youth league in Aberdeen.  He was an excellent swimmer and spent many hours in his Uncle Richard’s pool.  Scott learned to golf with his Grandpa Hale and learned the art of stain glass making from him as well.  

Scott was baptized and confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Aberdeen. He took a mission trip to Duluth, MN with his confirmation class.  He also went on many camping trips with his Boy Scout troop. Scott attained the rank of Life Scout in Boy Scouts.  He would hunt pheasants and deer with his Dad and they also went on many fishing trips together. Scott enjoyed playing disc golf with his brother and friends. He was a very talented artist, which can be seen in the beautiful spray paint art pictures he made.

Scott worked as a cook at IHOP from the time it opened until it closed.   He also cooked at Minerva’s and most recently worked as a machine operator at Banner Engineering, all in Aberdeen.

Scott was a donor and was able to donate in order to help many people.  He was a kind and gentle soul who would do anything for anyone.  Scott also loved animals, especially his dog “Luna”.

Scott leaves his father, Gary Gardner; mother, Deb Gardner (Troy Keeley); brother, Trent Gardner; grandmother, Dolores Inman; and uncles: Richard Inman, Craig Gardner, and Kirby Gardner.   

Preceding him in death are grandparents, Hale Inman, Kenneth and Bonnie Gardner; and great-grandmother, Margaret Gardner.

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