Jerry Gabel, 70, passed away at 2:38 p.m. on April 1, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Tuscola, Illinois, June 17, 1950 the son of Chester and Ruby (Scoby) Gabel. He married Joy Jewell on February 16, 1972 in Urbana, Illinois.
After graduating high school, Jerry was drafted into the Army and obtained the rank of E-4. He is a Vietnam veteran and a member of the Army Reserves until 1976. Jerry worked for Parkland College for 30 years in the custodian and maintenance department.
Jerry is survived by his wife; sons- Jason Gabel and Randall Gabel both of Urbana; 2 grandchildren; brother- Leroy Martin; sister- Darlene Martin. He is preceded in death by his parents, and one sister.
Jerry loved his flowers and was always working in the garden. He also loved the Chicago Cubs and Bears.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suit 1150, Chicago, Il. 60601.
A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Eastlawn Burial Park in Urbana, Illinois. Pastor Joseph Carter will be officiating. Military rites will be accorded. Condolences may be sent to www.renner-wikoffchapel.com.
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