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Rev Robert James Gatchel, Sr
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Birth: May 18, 1920
Wabash
Wabash County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jan. 18, 2012
Wabash
Wabash County
Indiana, USA

OBITUARY - Plain Dealer, Wabash (IN)

Rev. Robert James Gatchel, Sr., 91, of Wabash, Indiana, died at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Autumn Ridge Healthcare Center in Wabash. He was born May 18, 1920 in Wabash, to Foster W. and Florence (Hart) Gatchel.

Bob married Melba Bitzel in Wabash, on December 15, 1945; she died October 24, 2005.

He was a minister 50 years. Bob attended the Hillside Holiness Church in Laketon, Indiana. He was ordained of voice in the Nazarene Church. He was a US Army veteran serving during World War II.

He is survived by three children, Pandora (Jim) Miller of Tamarac, Florida, Randall E. (Cindi) Gatchel and Ronald L. (Debby) Gatchel, both of North Manchester, Indiana; daughter-in-law, Juanita Gatchel of Wabash, and son-in-law, Ron Myers, Sr. of Mt. Vernon, Indiana; two brothers, James Gatchel, and Foster W. "Mick" Gatchel; two sisters, Jackie Stackhouse and Shirley Ann Hobbs, all of Wabash; 20 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert J. Gatchel, Jr., daughter, Priscilla Myers, great granddaughter, Aaliyah Paige Gatchel, five sisters, and one brother.

Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Mike Weaver officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 12-2 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. Preferred memorial is Alzheimer's Association.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Foster W Gatchel (1894 - 1964)
  Florence Hart Gatchel (1897 - 1992)
 
 Spouse:
  Melba Deloris Bitzel Gatchel (1924 - 2005)*
 
 Children:
  Robert James Gatchel (1949 - 2003)*
 
 Siblings:
  Geneva Gatchel Brane (1916 - 1986)*
  Wanda Gatchel Gill (1918 - 1982)*
  Robert James Gatchel (1920 - 2012)
  Ruth Gatchel Dohse (1922 - 1975)*
  Jack Gatchel (1931 - 1995)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Memorial Lawns Cemetery
Wabash
Wabash County
Indiana, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Friends of Falls Cemeter...
Record added: Jan 23, 2012
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Rev Robert James Gatchel, Sr
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Rev Robert James Gatchel, Sr
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