Gail John GabelGail John Gabel, 75, Hankinson, ND died Tuesday, June 11, 2013 surrounded by family at the VA Medical Center in Fargo, ND.
Gail was born December 28, 1937 in Max, ND to Elmer and Magdalene (Krebsbach) Gabel. His family moved to Hankinson, ND when he was 5 years old. He received all of his education through St. Frances Academy in Hankinson and graduated high school in 1956. After graduation, Gail entered the Army and served two years. He was stationed in Stuttgart, Germany for nearly 12 months. Upon discharge, Gail worked in construction and on the railroad for a short time before beginning his trade as a brick mason. He was a proud member of the Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Union and was recognized as a 50-year member on November 14, 2012. Gail took great pride in his masonry skill and was widely recognized in the area for his craftsmanship.