|Birth: ||Jun. 29, 1924|
|Death: ||Oct. 24, 2005|
OBITUARY - Plain Dealer, Wabash (IN)
Melba Deloris Gatchel, 81, of 528 N. East Street, Wabash, Indiana, died Monday, October 24, 2005 at 6:58am at AmeriCare Healthcare Center in Wabash. She was born June 29, 1924 in Wabash County, Indiana to Walter Leroy and Gladys Lola (Bowers) Bitzel.
She married Robert J. Gatchel, Sr. in Wabash on Dec. 15, 1945.
She was a homemaker and had been a nurse's aid. She attended the Hillside Holiness Church in North Manchester.
She is survived by her husband, Robert J. Gatchel, Sr. of Wabash; her daughter, Pandora (Jim) Miller of Weston, Florida; her two sons, Randall E. (Cindi) Gatchel and Ronald L. (Debby) Gatchel, both of North Manchester; her daughter-in-law, Juanita Gatchel of Wabash; 19 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Robert J. Gatchel, Jr. who died Sept. 8, 2003, one daughter Priscilla Gatchel who died in 1986, one brother, one sister, and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service on Friday, October 28, 2005 at 2:00pm with Rev. Mike Weaver officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Valor at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 10am-2pm Friday at the funeral home. Preferred Memorials to the Wabash County Cancer Society.
Walter L Bitzel (1899 - 1970)
Gladys Bowers Bitzel (1905 - 1989)
Robert James Gatchel (1920 - 2012)
Robert James Gatchel (1949 - 2003)*
Melba Deloris Bitzel Gatchel (1924 - 2005)
John Edward Bitzel (1930 - 1959)*
Memorial Lawns Cemetery
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