Gabrielsen, Stephen "Gabe" Age 73, of Golden Valley, MN, passed away peacefully Monday, April 8th, 2013 from complications of Parkinson's disease. Gabe taught 47 years as a professor of music at his beloved Augsburg College. He received his doctorate of music performance in classical organ in 1994 from the University of Minnesota. He was preceded in death by parents, Thomas and June Gabrielsen; brothers, Burton, K. David. He is survived by loving wife of 48 years, Kathleen; children, Elizabeth, Joseph (Heidi); grandchildren, Micah, Ada; brother, Thomas (Margy) of Grand Forks, ND and many family, friends, colleagues and former students. A Musical Memorial Celebration will be held 11:30 AM Saturday, April 27 at Hoversten Chapel (Foss Center) at Augsburg College, 2211 Riverside Ave. Mpls, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Dr. Stephen "Gabe" Gabrielsen Memorial Scholarship (Gabrielsen Scholarship noted on the check) - Augsburg College, Advancement Department, CB 142, 2211 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454. A special thanks to Touching Hearts at Home health care agency for their extraordinary & compassionate care. Cremation Society of MN 763-560-3100
Published in Star Tribune on Apr. 14, 2013.