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Earl Robert "Bob" Gaber

1927 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Earl Robert "Bob" Gaber Obituary
Mr. Earl Robert "Bob" Gaber, age 87 of Homosassa Springs, Florida, passed away Monday, August 18, 2014 in Crystal River, FL under the loving care of Hospice of Citrus County and the Nature Coast. He was born June 8, 1927 in Niagara, WI, son of Edward and Esther (Ziebarth) Gaber. Mr. Gaber graduated as Valedictorian from Niagara High School. Mr. Gaber served with the United States Coast Guard during World War II. He attended Oshkosh State College and transferred to Michigan College of Mining and Technology, graduating with honors as a civil engineer. He also attended the University of Illinois Graduate School and was active in sports during his school and college years. He joined Bethlehem Steel Co in 1950 as a Looper. He was employed by Francis Engineering, Saginaw, MI where he met and married Maxine Brechtel, R. N., at her home church in Sebewaing, MI on April 30, 1955. He went to work for R .W. Booker & Associates in St. Louis and then the City of Fond du Lac, WI. He moved to Homosassa, Florida from Fond Du Lac, WI in 1984. He was a member of Tau Beta Pi Civil Engineering Honors Fraternity, Chi Epsilon Service Fraternity, Wisconsin Waste Water Association and the American Associate of Civil Engineers, having served as Past President of the Fox Valley, WI Chapter. Mr. Gaber was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Edward Gaber. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Maxine B. Gaber of Homosassa Springs, daughter, Susan (Gerald) Hutchison of Depere, WI and son, William Gaber of Middleton, WI. There will be no services per his wishes. Inurnment will take place in Niagara Memorial Gardens, Niagara, WI at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneralHome.com. Arrangements by the Homosassa Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Aug. 21, 2014
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