Randall Gatchel, 63

Randall Edward Gatchel, 63, of North Manchester, Ind., died at 9:15 am, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

He was born Dec. 24, 1953 in Wabash, Ind., to Robert J. Sr. and Melba (Bitzel) Gatchel.

Randy married Cindi Blackburn in Landis, Ind., on Dec. 11, 1971.

He worked 28 years at Ford Meter Box in Wabash.  He attended the Christian Fellowship Church in North Manchester. Randy enjoyed bowling, camping, and watching wrestling on television.  He coached many years in the Wabash Little League program.

He is survived by his wife Cindi Gatchel, of North Manchester; three children Randall Edward "Eddie" (Amy) Gatchel II, of Huntington, Beth Hunt of North Manchester, and Selena (Rick) Pace of Lagro; 11 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; sister Pandora (Jim) Miller of Tamarac, Fla.; brother Ronald (Debby) Gatchel of North Manchester; and sister-in-law Juanita Gatchel of Wabash.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Robert J. Gatchel, Jr., and his sister Priscilla Gatchel Myers.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 17, 2017, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Eddie Akens officiating. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service Monday, at the funeral home.

The memorial guest book for Randy may be signed at

Posted on 2017 Jul 14