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Donald Gable

Donald Gable, age 76, of Maple Plain, died Saturday July 26, 2008, at his home.

Don was born July 26, 1932, in Minneapolis, the son of Frank F. and Grace M. (Petite) Gable. He was baptized Jan. 4, 1953, and confirmed March 31, 1955, both at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Watertown Township by the Rev. John Spomer.

He was a graduate of Mound High School, and served in the US Army from Jan. 13, 1953, to Dece. 29 1954.

Donald was united in marriage to Marilyn A. Marth June 7, 1953, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Watertown Twp. by the Rev. Waldemar C. Lohrke. They were married while Don was on leave from the Army. Their union was blessed with three sons Greg, Grant, and Brian.

A loving husband, dad, and grandpa, Donald enjoyed the simple pleasures of bird watching, and the outdoors and wildlife.

He cherished the special times he had with his beloved wife, Marilyn, who he missed tremendously since her passing in 2006. Don enjoyed their trips to Mexico, and on their 45th wedding anniversary, a trip to Europe (France).

In addition to his wife Marilyn, Don was preceded in death by his father and mother, Frank and Grace Gable; brother Frank Gable; brother-in-law Gerald Wicken; sister-in-law Lois Sandquist; and mother-in-law and father-in-law Sylvia and Conrad Marth.

He is survived by his loving family; sons Greg (Connie) Gable of Watertown, Grant Gable and special friend Jan Diddens of Mound, and Brian (Kasie) Gable of Mound; grandchildren Alicia, Rachel and Joel, Brianna and special friend Dana Albrecht, Olivia, and Madison.; brothers and sisters-in-law Charles and Audrey Gable of Mound, and Robert and Norma Gable of Minneapolis; sisters and brothers-in-law Phyllis Wicken of New Hope, Margaret and Arden Doering of Plymouth, and Earl Sandquist of Mound; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.

The funeral service was Wednesday, July 30 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Mound with the Rev. Tom Evans officiating. Interment was in the Watertown Community Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Joel Gueningsman, John Sandquist, Dave Sandquist, Earl Taylor, and Don Woytke.

Arrangements were made with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia. Online condolences can be made at www.johnsonfh.com.