Timothy J. Gebel

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Timothy J. Gebel, age 40 of Lawler, IA passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Lawler, IA with Fr. Kyle Digmann celebrating. Burial will be at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Lawler. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 PM on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton with a 7:30 PM Scriptural Wake Service. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass. Online condolences for Tim’s family may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family. Timothy James Gebel was born on May 14, 1977 to James and Rose (Schamber) Gebel in New Hampton, IA. He was a 1996 graduate of New Hampton High School. Tim worked at Hillendale Farms, DeKalb Farms and at Zip’s Truck Equipment while he was in school and continued to work at Zip’s in the parts department, and sales. He left Zip’s and sold Matco tools for four years before returning to Zip’s to the parts department, sales and as a safety officer. Tim enjoyed racing cars and going to races, snowmobiling and riding his Harley. He also enjoyed watching sports, especially the kids’ sports and activities. He enjoyed spending time with his turkeys, ducks, chickens and his two dogs, Lexie and Buster. He attended Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church and Burr Oak Lutheran Church in Burr Oak. Those left to cherish Tim’s memory are his mother, Rose Gebel of New Hampton; his fiancé, Lisa Zidlicky Myers; son Austin Gebel and step-daughter Keira Myers, all of Lawler, IA; his aunts, Shirley Gebel of Lawler, IA, Helen (Dan) Marion of Taylor Ridge, IL, Margaret (Larry) Riha of Ft. Atkinson, IA and Kathy Schamber of New Hampton and one cousin, Cody Marion of Los Angeles, CA. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Louis and Tillie Gebel and Joe and Lena Schamber and his father, James Gebel on October 11, 2012.

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  1. Dear Lisa, we send our sincere sympathy to you and Tim’s family. It is so difficult for us to understand why Tim was taken so young and why you have to endure this grief. Hold strong to your faith and rely on family and friends who are right there for you as you mourn. Sending our love, Dan and Kim

  2. Our Deepest Sympathy goes to entire family of Tim. Prayers and Thoughts are with you during this difficult time in your life!
    Lyn (Meissen) Bruns and James Bailey

  3. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all your families at this time when Tim is at peace. Ronnie, Janice, Troy & Tyler Klimesh Family

  4. Prayers to you and the children Lisa. My heart goes out to you. Thinking of all of his family and friends. RIP Tim

  5. I meet Tim back when I raced snow cross 06-07. He always made us laugh at the races.He was a big fan of racing I could tell. Rip Tim thanks for the good times at the tracks.

  6. Lisa and Gebel family you have deepest sympathy. I loved going too the races with TIm. He was a great person.

  7. Lisa and the Gebel family: Deepest sympathy to all on the passing of Tim. Always enjoyed watching him race. Lisa you had finally found the love of your life only to have life give you a blow. Life just isn’t fair! Cherish all the memories ! “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day unseen and unheard, but always near, still loved and missed.” Love Ron and Phyllis Elsbernd and family

  8. Rose and family,
    Patrick and I r so sorry for ur loss. Cherish ur memories and know that Tim is with u always.

  9. Thinking and praying for your family ….. I am so blessed to have gotten to know Lisa while we battled hard times in our lives simultaneously…. Through her I have followed Tim’s journey and I prayed for your whole family…. I have never met Tim , but I can tell he is a very loved person by the updates Lisa writes …… I always hoped one day we would meet in Rochester when you were on your way home so you could meet my Alyssa who was in Mayo at the same time earlier this year for an extended time. Lisa is a large part of the reason we had the knowledge and strength to keep going when we didn’t know where to turn. I hope and pray one day I can repay your kindness ….. we will never for get you!! I am so VERY very sorry that you lost your best friend and love. I will continue to keep your entire family in my thoughts and prayers and prayer for strength and hope for you to keep going even you just don’t know what to do anymore!! Just keep swimming!! ❤ Always, Amber Engebretson and Family

  10. Javon and I are sorry for Tim’s passing. My mom told me and Javon last night. I thought it was someone else. Here I come to see it was Tim😔. We are praying for your whole family🙏💓. Tim was such a good person😇. The world sure could use more people like Tim⭐️. With deepest condolences Javon and Kelly Roethler

  11. Shirley and family. I’m so very sorry for you loss and hope that your memories and faith in Jesus Christ will see you through this difficult time.

  12. Everytime I was around Tim no matter what he made me laugh! Every snowmobile trip he was always the life of the party! When he was selling Matco tools eventhough I didnt work in the shop he would make it a point to come up to the sales department and just say Hi. If I wasnt around he would always tell whomever he talked to that I must be in the back pooooopin🤣 and get a laugh out of them! Tim is a great guy and will not be forgotten. R.I.P. Timmy.

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