Obituary and Service Information for Darrel W Girardier

Girardier, Darrel W

Date: Friday, April 26, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Visitation Location:
Mahn Funeral Home, DeSoto, Missouri

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 11:00 am

Service Location:
Mahn Funeral Home

Peaceful Ridge Cemetery

In lieu of flowers you may make Memorials to Gideons International.

Darrel W. Girardier, was born June 14, 1926 in Morse Mill, MO. He was the son of John F. Girardier and Bertha Whitworth Girardier. He passed on April 18, 2019 at St. Joe Manor in Bonne Terre, MO at the age of 92.

He is survived by his two daughters, Janice (Richard) Rogers of Arlington, TX and Mary Jo (Kenny) Leftridge of Bonne Terre, MO. Six grandchildren, Brenda (Chad) Allen of Bonne Terre, MO, Tracey (David) Oder of Bonne Terre, MO, Julee (Ed) Schnieders of Dallas, TX, Sara (Jeff) Phillips of Henderson, NV, Darrel (Amy) Girardier of Franklin, TN and Robert (Emily) Girardier of Chesapeake, VA and 20 great grandchildren. A daughter in law, Marty Girardier of Chesapeake, VA and a sister Carol (Elden) Lee of Dittmer, MO, sisters-in-law Jean Hobson and Beverly Agers of DeSoto and a brother-in-law Jim Woolsey of North Branch, MI. Special friends Todd and Daniel Mahn of Festus, MO and Cliff Copeland of DeSoto.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 56 years, Norma Lee (nee Hobson) Girardier, son John F. Girardier, and sisters Wanda Toulouse, Oleta Gibbons and Helen Girardier.

Darrel worked for Missouri Pacific Railroad and Retired from the United States Post Office of which he was a letter carrier in DeSoto and a Postmaster in Winfield, MO. Darrel also worked as a Funeral Director for Mahn Funeral Home. He served in the Army in World War II, was a Deacon and member of the First Baptist Church DeSoto, he belonged to the Gideons and also to the DeSoto Masonic Lodge #119 for 63 years-Past Master 1963 and Past District Deputy Grand Master. He had been involved in Boy Scouts since 1963 and was a Scout Master of Troop 543 for 15 years, was awarded the Silver Beaver Award and the Vigil of Honor in the Order of the Arrow.

Officiating the service will be Rev. Jim Owens and Todd Mahn.


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