April 5,1929-Jan. 30, 2013
MARSHALL – Services for Donald Harry “Gabe” Gabriel, 83, of Marshall will take place later this spring in Marshall.
Gabe died Jan. 30, 2013, very peacefully at Life Care Hospital in McAllen, Texas, after suffering a massive stroke on Dec. 29, 2012, at home.
He was born April 5,1929, in Battle Lake to Harry and Dorothy (Anderson) Gabriel. Gabe graduated from Minnesota School for the Blind in Faribault where he learned piano tuning and music. He moved to Marshall in 1951 and opened a radio repair shop. Eventually he just did piano tuning and had his own band and played with many others.
On July 20 1984, Gabe was united in marriage to Lucille Berge-Hexum. The couple enjoyed spending the last 20 winters in Texas where he did some tuning, dancing, playing in Jams and also with different bands. Gabe also enjoyed being up at Lake Clitherall in the summer fishing and music.
Grateful for being in his life are his wife, Lucille; brother-in-law, Lyle Berge; daughter, Gabrielle’ B. (and James) Heard; stepchildren, Sheryl Tverberg, Daryl Otten, Cindy Tubbs, Gwendolyn Janigian, Ben (and Jennifer) Hexum; step-grandchildren, Tammy Zimmel, Travis and Jessica Tubbs, Matthew (and Luisa), Rachel and Rebecca Bueno, Peter and Leah Janigian, Andrew, Devin and Derek Hexum; great-grandson, Ryan; uncle, Jim Anderson; nephews, Terry(and Sue) Nelson and Tom (and Beth) Nelson; and many other relatives.
Gabe was preceded in death by his parents; parents in-law, Martin and Etta Berge, granddaughter, Kim Tverberg; sister and brother-in law, Betty and Merv Nelson; two wives, Linnea and Shirley; sister and brother-in law, Linda and Mich Hasch; and uncles and aunts.
Gabe will be greatly missed.
Blessed be the memory of Donald “Gabe” Gabriel.
Hamilton Funeral Home