Don Garner Sr.
1910 - 1997

"Life is cyclical in nature. The parent raises the child; the child becomes a parent who then raises a child and so on.
Most of us are both child and parent in this endless cycle of life.
And all children must accept the inevitability that the parent won’t always be here in body.
In spirit. though, there is another reality.
I’ve come to believe that immortality is possible for all of us and, more importantly, for those who have passed before us.
This immortality comes through living in the hearts and minds of others; by leaving lasting impressions in the minds of those we’ve left behind.
Our ancestors live in us, our families, and everyone they touched throughout their lives."

Dirk Garner, at memorial services for both Del Bruggeman and Don Garner Sr. .