Oct. 2, 1925 - June 26, 2013
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SOUTH BEND - Gabrielle (Lambert) Ranschaert, 87, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in the Hearth at Juday Creek. Gabrielle was born October 2, 1925 in Mishawaka to the late August and Augusta (Mortier) Lambert. On February 15, 1947 in South Bend, Gabrielle married Robert Ranschaert, who preceded her in death on September 6, 2007. Gabrielle is also preceded in death by a brother, Achiel Lambert. Survivors include daughter, Maureen (Peter) Metcalf of South Bend; son, Brian (Diane) Ranschaert of Holland, MI; sisters, Martha Mynsberge of Ft. Wayne and Julieanne (Leonard) Pietrzak of New Carlisle, IN; grandson, Ryan (Polly) Ranschaert of Grand Rapids, MI; granddaughters, Megan (Stephan) Wroblewski of Granger, and Dana (Kevin) Woolfrey of Denver; great-granddaughters, Heidi and Emily Ranschaert, and Addison and Kennedy Wroblewski; and great-grandsons, Jesse Ranschaert and Jaxson Wroblewski. Gabrielle was employed with Liberty Mutual Insurance for 15 years, and was a parishioner of Holy Family Catholic Church. Special thanks to the staff members of The Hearth at Juday Creek for all their love and support. Visitation for Gabrielle will be 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Sunday, June 30, 2013 in ST. JOSEPH FUNERAL HOME, 824 S. Mayflower Rd., with a Rosary to be prayed at 4:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am Monday, July 1, 2013 in Holy Family Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at the St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, 111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, Indiana 46637. Condolences for the family may be made at www.sjfh.net.
Published in South Bend Tribune on June 29, 2013