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Published June 14, 2013, 12:00 AM

Gail John Gabel

Gail 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.

Gail John Gabel

Gail 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.

On April 11, 1959 Gail married Renae Reinke of Mantador, ND at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Mantador. They made their home and raised their family in Hankinson, ND.

Survivors include his wife and children: Barb (Kenneth) Pankow of Hankinson; Bryan (Pam) Gabel of Milnor, ND; Brenda (Kevin) Oster of Lidgerwood, ND; Brad (Pam) Gabel of Sussex, WI; Brent (Darcy) Gabel of Pickstown, SD; Becky (Bryan) Erickson of Cottage Grove, MN; 18 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; brothers Wilbur, Blase (Marlene), Ray (Laurel), and Kevin (Marlene).

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Bethany; brother, Ellis; and sisters-in-law Addi (Ellis) and Georgianna (Wilbur).

Gail was a member of St. Philip’s Catholic Church and the Mantador VFW. He had an incredible love of family and was very proud of his many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Gail was an avid home repair enthusiast and enjoyed gardening, camping, fishing, bow hunting and watching western movies.

Visitation: 5:00 – 7:00 P.M., Friday, June 14, 2013 at St. Philip’s Catholic Church in Hankinson, ND.

Prayer Service: 7:00 P.M., Friday, June 14, 2013 at St. Philip’s Catholic Church in Hankinson, ND.

Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M., Saturday, June 15, 2013 at St. Philip’s Catholic Church in Hankinson, ND.

On-line guestbook: www.frankfamilyfuneralhome.com

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