July 23, 2014 in Obituaries

Obituary: Gfeller, Gale O.

Age 83
 


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GFELLER, Gale O. Gale O. Gfeller, born November 6, 1930, in Lind, Washington, to Otto and Edith (Suchland) Gfeller, passed away on July 20, 2014 at Ritzville, WA. Gale married Imra Bossert in Kamloops, British Columbia on February 16, 1955. To this union were born four children: Greg (Ruth) Gfeller of Post Falls, ID, Kathy (Jim) Wilcox of Harrington, WA, Garry (Lisa) Gfeller of Chatteroy, WA, and Pam (Rodney) Arena of Wenatchee, WA. Gale farmed the land homesteaded by his grandfather Gottfried Gfeller, for 30 years after returning from Korea and his time in the Army. Gale and Irma moved to Lind in 2000. Gale served as Adams County Commissioner for eight years, the Lind Grange Board and Adams County Fire Commission. He was a long time member of the Lind Lions Club. Gale was a member of Good Hope Lutheran Church and a member of the church board for many years. People who knew Gale knew he had a great sense of humor and a quick wit. Gale is preceded in death by his parents and sister Pat Kleinschmidt. He is survived by his wife, Irma at Lind; his children; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Celebration of Life services will be held at Good Hope Lutheran Church on July 25, 2014 at 2pm. Burial follows the service at the Lind Cemetery. The family would love to visit with folks at the Lind Senior Center following the burial. Our family would like to send special thanks of gratitude to the staff at Rose Garden Estates, for the care they extended to our Dad and family. Danekas Funeral Home is caring for the family. Memorials may be made to Good Hope Lutheran Church, PO Box 336, Lind, WA or the charity of your choice.


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