Timothy J. Gebel dies at 40

Timothy J. Gebel, age 40 of Lawler, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Lawler,  with Fr. Kyle Digmann celebrating. Burial will be at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Lawler.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton with a 7:30 p.m. Scriptural Wake Service.  Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass.  Online condolences for Tim’s family may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com.  Memorials may be directed to the family. 

Timothy James Gebel was born on May 14, 1977 to James and Rose (Schamber) Gebel in New Hampton.  He was a 1996 graduate of New Hampton High School.  Tim worked at Hillendale Farms, DeKalb Farms and at Zip’s Truck Equipment while he was in school and continued to work at Zip’s in the parts department, and sales.  He left Zip’s and sold Matco tools for four years before returning to Zip’s to the parts department, sales and as a safety officer. 

Tim enjoyed racing cars and going to races, snowmobiling and riding his Harley.  He also enjoyed watching sports, especially the kids’ sports and activities.  He enjoyed spending time with his turkeys, ducks, chickens and his two dogs, Lexie and Buster.  He attended Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church and Burr Oak Lutheran Church in Burr Oak.  

Those left to cherish Tim’s memory are his mother, Rose Gebel of New Hampton; his fiancé, Lisa Zidlicky Myers; son Austin Gebel and step-daughter Keira Myers, all of Lawler; his aunts, Shirley Gebel of Lawler, Helen (Dan) Marion of Taylor Ridge, Ill., Margaret (Larry) Riha of Ft. Atkinson, and Kathy Schamber of New Hampton and one cousin, Cody Marion of Los Angeles, Caif.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Louis and Tillie Gebel and Joe and Lena Schamber and his father, James Gebel on October 11, 2012.

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