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Duane H. Gabel

Aug 20, 2013

Duane H. Gabel, 78, of Donnellson, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.

Friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug.20, at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Donnellson where the family will meet with friends from 5 to 7 p.m.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Donnellson, with Father David Wilkening officiating. Burial will be in the Everhart Cemetery, rural Donnellson.

Memorials may be made to the Everhart Cemetery.

The Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home of Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Born Feb. 8, 1935, in Donnellson, he was the son of Harry and Helen (Wagner) Gabel. On June 19, 1954, he married Irma K. Holtkamp. She preceded him in death.

He was a member of the Holy Family Parish, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Izzak Walton Club and the Farm Bureau. He worked for 38 years at the 4-M Papermill in Ft. Madison. He enjoyed antique tractor pulls, eating homemade ice cream and NASCAR racing.

Survivors include his four daughters, Diane (Carl) Sanders of Donnellson, Kathy (Terry) Breeding of Bloomfield, Linda (David) Helmick of Argyle, Lisa (Mark) Shaffer of Farmington; one son, Michael (Shirley) Gabel of Donnellson; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Everett Gabel of Donnellson.

He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.

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