Daniel Louis Gebel, 84

Published 3:55 pm Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Daniel Louis Gebel, 84

Daniel Louis Peter Gebel, 84 of Clear Lake, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center, Mason City surrounded by his family.

Dan was born on October 1, 1939, in Elma, Iowa, the son of Louis and Marie (Kolbet) Gebel. Dan was one of five children, raised in Alta Vista, Iowa and graduated in 1957 from St. William’s High School. After high school he attended the Tech School of Automation in Des Moines. He was united in marriage on November 25, 1961, to Dorothy Kappmeyer at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein. Dan and Dorothy raised “the three Gebel girls” in Oelwein, Austin, Minnesota and Ottumwa.

During this time, he worked at Chicago Great Western in Oelwein, Iowa for nine and half years. He then started working for Hormel Foods, where his career expanded thirty-three years, retiring in 2001.

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Dan became an Eagle Scout at the age of fifteen and became a member of the Knights of Columbus at age eighteen. He was very proud to be a 4th Degree and also served as Grand Knight.

Special memories include many family vacations at Norway Lake, Minnesota, going to Hawaii, skiing in Colorado, and spending many winters in Florida at the Villages. Dan loved going golfing, achieving a hole in one. He also enjoyed fishing, boating, playing Euchre, putting puzzles together and dancing with his bride of 62 years. As a proud Papa he enjoyed shopping for the grandchildren at the Spam Store.

Dan is survived by his wife, Dorothy Gebel of Clear Lake; their three daughters, Danette (Dave) Johnson, of Waunakee, Wisconsin; Denise (Scott) Etzel of Clear Lake, Iowa; and Diane (Randy Evans) Jones of Iowa Falls, Iowa. Six grandchildren; Luke (Sara) Johnson, Abby (Dan) Myhra, Rachel Cummings, Michael Cummings, Tyler (Katie Ann) Jones, Justin (Katie Grace) Jones. Three great grandchildren; Francis Jones, Gabriel Jones, and Ezekiel Jones. Sister; Barb (Jerry) O’Donnell of Cresco, sisters-in-law; Marcy Gebel of Mason City and Marian Gebel of New Hampton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Marie Gebel, his infant daughter; Dana Mary, three brothers; Jim, Tom and Don Gebel, sister-in-law; Colleen Gebel, niece; Suzanne Gebel.

Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Clear Lake. There will be Knights of Columbus Funeral Honors and Rosary at 4:00 pm and a Scriptural Wake Service at 7:00 pm, both at the church. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, October 27th, at the church. There will also be one hour of visitation prior to Mass (9:30 am). Inurnment will be held at a later date in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Alta Vista. Memorials may be directed to the Knights of Columbus Clear Lake Council 7898, where all proceeds will be given to the Baby Bottle Campaign. Memorials may be sent to St. Patrick Catholic Church at 1001 9th Ave South, Clear Lake, Iowa, 50428. If logistics allow, the Funeral Mass will be livestreamed on the St. Patrick’s Church website: www.stpatrickcommunity.com Online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com

Kaiser-Corson Funeral Homes of Waverly is assisting the family. 319-352-1187