Schmitz Funeral Home obituary - Everett J. Gabel, 86, Donnellson


Everett J. Gabel, 86, of Donnellson, Iowa, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2024, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.
Born on May 22, 1938 in Donnellson, Iowa, the son of Harry and Helen (Wagner) Gabel. On June 27, 1959 he married Alice I. LaVelle at the Sacred Heart Church in Fort Madison, Iowa, she preceded him in death on February 20, 2019. 
He is survived by two daughters: Barb (Flavian) Boeding of West Point, Iowa and Janet Hellweg of West Point, Iowa; grandson Justin (Deana) Knight of Donnellson, Iowa; brother-in-law Jack Smith; sister-in-law Dorothy Menge and several nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Alice; brother Duane; and son-in-law Marty Hellweg.
Everett enjoyed visiting with his family and friends, raising cattle, and farming the  land, he was the third generation to farm the family farm and received the Century Farm Award in 2007. He was involved in the farming operation teaching his grandson to farm, up until the last couple years. 
His body has been entrusted to the crematory of Schmitz Funeral Home for cremation.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2024 at Schmitz Funeral Home in Donnellson, Iowa
Burial will be in Everhart Cemetery in Donnellson.
Following the burial a gathering will be held at the Learning Center on the Lee County Fair Grounds in Donnellson.
Memorials have been established in his memory for Everhart Cemetery.
Schmitz Funeral Home of Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com

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