William Gabel, 83

William A. Gabel, 83, of Wabash, died at 8:54 p.m., Feb. 17, 2017, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. 

He was born Nov.19, 1933, in Detroit, Mich., to William and Jessie (Osgood) Gabel.

William attended USC- Santa Barbara before entering the U.S. Army.  After his discharge, he attended Wabash College.  He married Linda Whitcraft in Lincolnville, on July 14, 1963.  He worked at General Tire, in Wabash, and retired from both United Technologies and Manchester Foundry.  He was a member of Wabash Presbyterian Church.  He enjoyed math, psychoanalysis, riding his bike and hiking.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Gabel of Wabash, four children, Rhett Gabel of Wabash, Adam (Charlotte) Gabel of Nashville, Tenn., Megan Gabel of Compton, Calif., and Seth (Lara) Gabel of Anacortes, Wash.; five grandchildren, Shyanne Gabel, of Oregon, Sydney (Austin Samons) Gabel of Wabash, Riley Gabel and Emma Gabel both of Kokomo, and Reilly Gabel of Boulder, Colo.; great-granddaughter, Adalynn Samons of Wabash, and his brother, Phillip Gabel of Phoenix, Ariz. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather Dr. J.A. Wall, three sisters, Gwendolyn Keragis, Genevieve Parrott, and Geraldine Gabel, and his granddaughter, Sarah Gabel.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m., March 4, 2017,at Wabash Presbyterian Church, 123 W. Hill St, Wabash, with the Rev. Jonathon Cornell officiating.

Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

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Posted on 2017 Feb 21