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Clark Gabel

Clark J. “Bud” Gabel, 84, of Belleville, IL, born August 9, 1932, in Belleville, IL, went home to God on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Bud was very proud to be a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in the Korean War, and honorably discharged. He was a member of both the Belleville Masonic Lodge and the Belleville Ainad Shriners Club. Bud worked for Laborers Local 459 before his retirement. He loved to go fishing even in Alaska, was an avid sports fan (GO CARDS), and never passed up a poker game.  Bud loved people and treated everyone like family.  When the Lord called him home, Bud took a piece of our hearts with him. He will be missed immensely by all.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Shirley M. Gabel, whom he married on November 4, 1950, and who died on February 1, 2008; his parents, George and Johanna, nee Kelley, Gabel; a half-sister, Karen Campbell; a step-brother, Russell Lenz; and a very special friend, Ken Fischer.

Surviving are his fiancée, Carol Jansen Moffitt;
a half-brother, Kenneth Bauer;
a step-sister, Mildred Becherer;
and numerous cousins.

Special thanks and love to “My little baby girl” Kelley Farmer; honorary adopted grandson, Rob Haley; and loving special pet friend, Buddy.

Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Memorial Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL

Funeral:  A funeral procession will leave at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017, from the funeral home for a 10 a.m. graveside service with military honors at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

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Condolences Left For Clark Gabel

    To Carol and the family,
    Yolanda and I wish to extend to you our sincere
    condolences for your loss. Bud was a good friend
    who will be missed by all who knew him. Bud and
    you are in our prayers. God bless all of you always.
    We miss you, Carol.

    Tony & Yolanda Joynt, Millstadt, Il, 62260

    Dearest Carol, Carmen was kind enough to call us about Bud. We are deeply sorry for your loss and didn't know he was ill. Please accept our deepest sympathies. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Love you, David and Pat

    David and Pat Fischer, Windsor, Colorado, 80550

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