Larry D. Gabel, age 57, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Wednesday, August 30, 2017.
No local services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Yankton.
Larry D. Gabel was born November 28, 1959, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to Richard and Kathy (Johnson) Gabel. He grew up in Sioux Falls and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1977. He worked various jobs after finishing high school including working as a roofer, at AWC in Sioux Falls and at Gabel Tank. In 1995, Larry attended truck driving school at Midwest Coast Trucking and began trucking for them for many years. He later worked for A & A Express in Brandon, South Dakota. He trucked all over the United States, collecting bells from every state he visited. Larry married Diane Brenner on June 24, 2000 in Sioux Falls.
Larry enjoyed being outdoors, target shooting, fishing, camping, and grilling. He loved to cook and loved trying new recipes. He had a great sense of humor and was a kid at heart. He was unwavering in his beliefs and values and was fiercely loyal to his family, doing whatever it took to keep them safe. He loved them above everything else.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Gabel of Yankton; three children: Nick (Tara) Gabel of Smyrna, Tennessee; Elycia (Dave) Gardner of Canton, South Dakota; and Ryan Poznicek of Colton, South Dakota; five grandchildren with one on the way: Parker and Paxton Gabel and Dawson, Trinity, and Dennison Gardner; four brothers: Roger (Andrea) Gabel of Boise, Idaho; Bruce (Jill) Gabel of Watertown, South Dakota; Darrel (Penny) Gabel of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Keith Gabel of Sioux Falls; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter, Makayla Gardner.
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My heart goes out to Diane and the Gabel family and friends of Larry in your time of sorrow. I know Larry has left you with many precious memories from his 57 short but full years with us. When death robs us of someone we love very much, it causes much sadness and grief. Our loving heavenly Father, "Jehovah (Psalm 83:18) is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." (Psalm 34:18) Isaiah 33:24 guarantees us: "And no resident will say "I am sick," ever again. Revelations 21: 4 says: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." The family is in my prayers and I offer my heartfelt condolences.
M J Jarmon of Dothan, Ala
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