Douglas L. Girardin

Douglas L. Girardin

Douglas L. Girardin

Douglas L. Girardin

May 30, 1957-October 27, 2019

Douglas L. Girardin, 62, of Columbus, formerly of Anthon, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2019, at the Elmwood Care Center of Onawa, Iowa.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent online

Douglas L. Girardin, the son of Leonard and Janet (Bernt) Girardin, was born May 30, 1957, in Columbus. He grew up in California during his youth, and eventually returned to Nebraska and received his education from Shelby High School, graduating with the class of 1976.

After graduation, Doug entered the workforce. He worked various jobs in Nebraska with his longest employment being in steel production at D & L in Columbus. Due to health issues, Doug moved to Anthon, Iowa, in 2013 to live with his mother and stepfather.

Doug had a love for music and musical instruments. He enjoyed playing the harmonica, guitar and drums. In his free time, Doug could be found tinkering with his motorcycle or collecting guns. His pride and joy was his pickup. He relished in fixing it and keeping it polished up. Doug loved his daily coffee time at the coffee shop with his friends. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and ability to strike up a conversation with anyone.

Left to cherish his memory include his mother, Janet Lillie of Columbus, (formerly of Anthon, IA); brother, Robert Girardin (fiancée Dawn Pensick) of Columbus; brother-in-law, Ron Larson of Oto, Iowa; stepsister, Dawn (Chris) Craig of Stratton, Colorado; loving nieces and spouses.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Girardin; stepfather, Hollis Lillie; stepsisters, Susan Larson and Sandy Lillie; and his grandparents.

Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Homes, 210 South 5th St. Mapleton, Iowa 51034.

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