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OBIT: Nancy K Gabel

Nancy K Gabel, 77, of Mason City, passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021, at the MercyOne North Iowa Hospice.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 10, 2021, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 213 N Pennsylvania Ave with Pastor Kathy Graves officiating.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City.

Interment will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church for the “Trinity Planned Giving Fund” or First United Methodist Church.

Nancy was born on April 13, 1944 in Humboldt, Iowa to parents Joe and Blanche (Buckingham) Chamberlin. Nancy grew up in Mason City graduating from Mason City High School in 1962, she then attended NIACC and then continued her education at Mankato State University completing her bachelor’s degree. Nancy had a short stint as a teacher and afterwards worked as a CNA for Good Shepherd Health Center and she did so for 35 years retiring in 2007. On October 21, 2005, she was united in marriage to Alvin (Al) Gabel in the First United Methodist Church in Mason City.

Nancy had many joys in life. She loved knitting and crocheting prayer shawls, visiting stepchildren, grandchildren, and sisters. She enjoyed serving in the Trinity kitchen and she enjoyed being a member of the Red Hats. As a couple her and Al enjoyed going on bike rides and sitting outside watching the birds.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Alvin (Al) Gabel; sisters, Mary Jo (Wayne) Kurten-Hults, Karen (Ed) Landry; stepchildren, David, Sarah, Zachary; grandchildren, Xavier, Bowen, Gabriel, Everly; great grandchild, Mason.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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