March 3, 1948 ~ October 11, 2012
James Louis Gebel, age 64, of New Hampton, IA died on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City, IA. James Louis Gebel was born on March 3, 1948 to Louis and Tillie (Koudelka) Gebel in New Hampton, IA. He attended Utica #4 Country School until 6th grade and graduated from New Hampton High School in 1967. He then worked for Hillandale Farms until 2012 when he retired. Jim was united in marriage to Rose Schamber on August 17, 1974 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in New Hampton. Jim enjoyed music, NASCAR, playing with his grandson, his dog Toby and enjoying his family. Jim is survived by his wife Rose of New Hampton; son Tim Gebel of New Hampton; grandson Austin Gebel of New Hampton; sister Shirley Gebel of Lawler, IA; sisters-in-law Margaret (Larry) Riha, Fort Atkinson, IA, Kathy Schamber of New Hampton, Helen (Dan) Marion of Milan, IL; nephew Cody Marion of Los Angeles, CA. He is preceded in death by his parents Louis and Tillie Gebel. Cemetery: Burial will be in New Hampton Cemetery at New Hampton, IA with Andy Meyer, Steve Franzen, Neal Johnson, Joe Rosonke, Larry Brown and Cody Marion serving as casket bearers. Memorials may be directed to the family. Visitation will be 4:00-8:00pm on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton with a scriptural wake service at 7:30pm. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home. Funeral Services will be 10:30am on Monday, October 15, 2012 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home Chapel in New Hampton, IA with Father Mark Osterhaus officiating.
Rose-Tim-Austin and Shirley-
It is never easy to say goodbye to someone so special. Remember all the wonderful memories of Jim. May they comfort you in the days ahead.
Gebel Family, Our prayers and thoughts are with you on
this sad day. Cherish the memories close to your hearts.
May Jim rest in peace.
Gebel family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ed and Sandy Shekleton
Our sincere sympathy to Helen, Dan & Cody on your loss.
Rose,Tim and Shirley,my sympathy to you,I have a lot of fun memories from the egg plant. Remember all the good times you have had and Jim will never be forgotten.
Rose and family,
We were sorry to hear of Jim’s passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very trying time.
Rose, Tim and Shirley;
I was so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. May you find comfort in the days ahead.
– Casey Martin
Rose, Tim & Family,
Thinking of you in our thoughts & prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.
Rose & family, we were so shocked to hear of Jim’s death. Words always seem inadequate at times of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We were remembering all those fun times and will never forget the time Jim drove up to my hospital window with the Chevelle.
Rose,Tim and Shirley,
Sorry wasnt able to make services or wake, but things are just not easy with the care of dad to make things. We would like to extend our Deepest Sympathy to you all and pray for you during this time of your loss. Keep the memories alive in you hearts.
Lyn and Chris Bruns
I am thinking of you and your family with love and sympathy.