Louis F. "Lou" Gammel, 87, of Kirtland and formerly of Lyndhurst, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Altercare of Mentor.
Born July 28, 1926, in Cleveland, to the late John and Elfriede Gammel, Mr. Gammel worked for Finest Foods as the produce manager for many years.
Lou belonged to Lake County R.E.A.C.T., loved to go to flea markets, and loved singing and taking bus trips. He was a high school football fanatic.
Survivors include his children, Elizabeth "Liz" (Bernard) Moss of Perry, Suzanne "Sue" Gammel of Athens, Ga., and Theresa "Teri" (August) Haupt of Kirtland; grandchildren, Russell and Lindsey Moss, Andrew, Eric and Dana Van Deventer, Jack Kozlosky, Marin and Mitchell Haupt; and sister-in-law, Catherine (Don) Davies of Kirtland.
Lou was preceded in death by his wife, Anne "Annie" Gammel; and siblings, Vera Kehres and Leonard Gammel.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday at Divine Word Church, 8100 Eagle Road, Kirtland. Entombment will be at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Township.
Family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor.
Online obituary at
Published in www.News-Herald.com on Dec. 6, 2013
Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center
8466 Mentor Avenue Mentor, OH 44060