JEFFERSON — Dale Austin Gardner, 69, of Jefferson, died peacefully surrounded by family, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, at the Togus VA Medical Center.

A military committal service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m., in the chapel at the Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mount Vernon Road, Augusta.

A celebration of life will be held Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. at 132 Boynton Schoolhouse Road in Jefferson.

Arrangements are entrusted with Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, Maine. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the Staples Funeral Home website,