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John Gabel III

1982 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
John Gabel III Obituary
John Gabel III was born on June 13, 1982 in Arlington Heights, to Gary and Betty (nee Hultstrand) Gabel. John died with his father, Gary J. Gabel on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Kabul, Afghanistan. John grew up in Palatine and graduated from Fremd High School in 2000. He went on to earn a degree in computer science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and remained in Urbana where he worked for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. He was an active member of the Twin City Bible Church. John's passion and the final years of his life were spent teaching and providing humanitarian aid in Kabul, Afghanistan. John is survived by his wife Theresa (nee Erbach); his daughter, Laila Grace Gabel; his mother; Betty Gabel; his sisters, Kristen Gabel and Beth (Jared) Miller; and his grandmother, Carol Hultstrand. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dorris Gabel, Walton Hultstrand and John (Patricia) Gabel II. Visitation 5 until 9 pm Wednesday and Thursday at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights. A Celebration of Life Service will be scheduled for a later date. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in memory of John to the Compass Church, 1511 E. Hobson Road, Naperville, IL 60540. Funeral Information and condolences can be given at or (847) 253-0168.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on May 6, 2014
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