Arthur "Art" Gabriel
 - 1/7/2006

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Arthur "Art" Gabriel, age 88, of Columbus, Nebraska died Saturday, January 7, 2006 at the Tabitha Home in Lincoln, Nebraska. Funeral Services are 10:30 am Wednesday, January 11 at St. Isidore Catholic Church in Columbus with the Rev. Joseph A. Miksch officiating. Visitation is on Tuesday from 3-5 pm at McKown Funeral Home and after 6 pm at St. Isidore Church. There will be a Vigil service at 7 pm Tuesday, also at St. Isidore's. Visitation will continue Wednesday morning from 8-10 am at McKown Funeral Home. Interment is in All Saints Cemetery with military honors by Hartman Post #84 American Legion Honor Guard. Memorials are suggested to the families choice.

Arthur L. Gabriel was born August 10, 1917, on the family farm in Polk County to John and Cecelia (Jaax) Gabriel. He was raised on the farm and attended Fizzletown District 68 County School. A Veteran of World War II, Art served in the Medical Corps from April 1942 through January 1947 in Australia, the Phillipines and Japan. Upon returning home from the Service, Art farmed with his father until marrying Eileen Karges on May 22,1951 in Clarks,Nebraska. At that time he returned to the family farm where they lived until 1991 when he moved to Shelby and then to Columbus in 2002. Art enjoyed his family, grandchildren, baseball, (especially the New York Yankees), and dancing. He was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church in rural Osceola, Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shelby, and St. Isidore Catholic Church in Columbus. He belonged to the American Legion and VFW in Osceola. Art was a life long enthusiast of local baseball and umpired Legion baseball for many years.

He is survived by:

Wife Eileen Gabriel of Columbus, NE

Son Duane (Sue) Gabriel of Lincoln, NE

Daughter Donette (Rich) Jablonski of Columbus, NE

Daughter Denise Boruch of Polo, MO

Daughter Carrie Medler of Columbus, NE

Son-in-law Kirt Augustin of Shelby, NE

Son-in-law Ivan Preister of Columbus, NE

Sister Martha Ebel of David City, NE

Sister Dorothy Hiemer of Shelby, NE

Sister-in-law Dorothy Gabriel of Moline, IL

Sister-in-law Doris (Joe) Jaworski of Lincoln, NE

Thirteen Grandchildren

Three Great grandchildren

Four step-grandchildren

He is preceded in death by:

Father John Gabriel

Mother Cecelia Gabriel

Grandson Christopher Gabriel

Grandson Ryan Jablonski

Sister Emma (George) Ebel

Brother Albert (Matilda) Gabriel

Brother Ernest Gabriel

Brother-in-law Henry Ebel

Brother-in-law Leonard Hiemer

Sister-in-law Alnetta (Bob) Topinka

Godchild Marietta Peters

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