Benny N. Gambrel(1932 - 2014)

Benny N. Gambrel


Benny N. Gambrel, 81, passed away March 8, 2014 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ankeny Funeral Home with burial at Pine Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Benny was born May 16, 1932 in Des Moines to Norman and Gladys Gambrel. He graduated from Woodside High School in 1951. Benny worked for HB Leiserowitz Company for over 50 years before his retirement. He also served in the Army for two years during the Korean Conflict. Benny also enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his family.

Benny is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Ann; children, Steve (Nancy), Susan (Chris) Smith, David (Melanie) and Joe; twelve grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and many other family members and friends.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Mercy Hospice in Johnston.


Funeral Home

Ankeny Funeral Home and Crematory
1510 West First Street Ankeny, IA 50023
(515) 964-4674

Published in Des Moines Register from Mar. 10 to Mar. 12, 2014