Derrald L. Baler, 77, of Ashton, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at his home in Marysville from complications from cancer.
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Derrald was born Feb. 10, 1936, in Driggs, Idaho, to Donald and Ella Stokes Baler. He was the youngest of five children. He had three older sisters and an older brother. He attended elementary school in Tetonia, and later graduated from Teton High School in Driggs.
He married Stella Wood on Nov. 16, 1962, in Wilford, Idaho. In 1974, they bought a home in Marysville where they have raised their family and lived since that time.
He worked for Reinke Grain for about 10 years, and then farmed for Preston Atchley for 10 more years.
Derrald was an all-season man. He loved to go to the snowmobile races. He also enjoyed the car races and supporting his sons at their races. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren and watch them all in their different activities.
He is survived by his wife, Stella; his sons, Leon (Susan) Baler, Gary (Norann) Baler and Dale Baler; his sister, Dalene; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, two sisters and twin grandsons.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at Baxter Funeral Home, 717 Main Street, in Ashton, with Bishop Gary Marsden officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday at the funeral home from 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the Cache-Clawson Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion and the Idaho Honor Guard.
Contributions in Derrald's memory can be made to the Dale Baler cancer treatment fund at P.O. Box 294, Ashton, Idaho, 83420.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.baxterfh.com.
Published in Rexburg Standard Journal on Dec. 28, 2013