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George Gilbert Gentzel, 76, of Parker, Colorado, Alachua, Florida and Rockton, Illinois passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 17, 2012. George was born May 18, 1936 in Sugar Grove Township, Illinois to Melvin B. and Bertha Gentzel. He was a commercial roofer at Carlson Roofing for many years before retiring. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of High Springs, Florida, Blackhawk BMW riders, collected American Flyer trains and was involved in breeding and showing national caliber Welsh ponies with his wife, Thalia Rinedollar Gentzel.
He is survived by his children: George Gentzel Jr, Laurie Mills, Gary Gentzel, Marcia Harris, Marie Langhoff; his stepdaughters: Molly Rinedollar and Anne Rinedollar; 10 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his beloved and treasured wives Barbara Gentzel (1986) and Thalia Rinedollar Gentzel (2011).
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 24, 2012 at First United Methodist Church of Belvidere, Belvidere, Illinois at 2 pm.
Published in Gainesville Sun from Nov. 17 to Nov. 19, 2012