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Gerald J. Gabel
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Jerry Gabel
Of Palatine

Jerry Gabel was born on January 8, 1939 in Skokie, Illinois to Warren and Eva (nee Weber) Gabel. He died Sunday, April 22, 2018 surrounded by his family.

In college he met the love of his life, Virginia, and they were married for fifty-five blissful years. They were blessed with three children and two granddaughters. He was a proud and devoted father and grandfather.

As a young man, Jerry achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and was a member of the US Navy. He worked for 35 years as a Claims Adjuster at State Farm. His love for life was evident in his passion for woodworking, reading, gardening, golf, Chicago sports, and traveling with his family.

He is survived by his wife Virginia (nee Tennyson); children, Randy (Marileen) Gabel, Laura (Jon) Strauss, Scott (Lisa) Gabel; granddaughters, Emily and Sarah Strauss; and sister, Diane Gabel as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Gabel and his parents.

Visitation will be held from 3-8pm on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Glueckert Funeral Home, 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road (four blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights, Illinois. A funeral mass will be held Friday, April 27, 2018 at 10am at St. Mary Parish Catholic Church, 10 N. Buffalo Grove Road, Buffalo Grove, Illinois.
Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60607, www.mercyhome.org/donate.

Funeral information and condolences can be given at www.glueckertfuneralhome.com or (847) 253-0168.


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Memorial Visitation

Thursday

26

Apr

3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.

1520 N. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Memorial Mass

Friday

27

Apr

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Mary Parish

10 N. Buffalo Grove Road
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089


Memorial Contribution

Mercy Home for Boys and Girls

1140 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607
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