Gering Memorial Chapel

1755 11Th St., Gering, NE


Stanley "Stan" D Gabel

January 4, 1942November 19, 2019

Stanley D. “Stan” Gabel, 77, of Gering, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Regional West Medical Center. His funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, November 25, 2019 at Grace Chapel in Scottsbluff with Pastor Bruce Peterson officiating. A private burial will take place at West Lawn Cemetery at Gering. Visitation will be held at the church from 9 AM until service time on Monday. Memorials may be given to Grace Chapel. Online condolences may be left at www.geringchapel.com

Stan was born January 4, 1942 at Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Raymond and Martha (Schoeneman) Gabel. He grew up in the Victory Hill community, working on the family farm. He received his education at Fairview, Victory Hill, and Scottsbluff High School, graduating with the Class of 1961.

Stan was united in marriage to the love of his life, Kay Fertig, on November 30, 1963. The couple made their home in Scottsbluff until moving to Gering in 1971 where he resided until his death. Stan was employed by Metz Baking Company for 30 years, retiring in December of 1999, and Nash Finch Company for 4 1/2 years.

Stan was a founding member of Grace Chapel, where he served in various board positions. He loved gardening, spending countless hours tending to the fruits and vegetables that he would ultimately share with family and neighbors.

Stan is survived by his wife Kay of Gering; son Kevin Gabel and his love Shelly (Bamrick) Perham of Loveland, CO; grandchildren John and Taylor Gabel; great-grandchildren Lilyanna Kay and Maddison; brother Frank Gabel; sister Ann (Dennis) Zitterkoph; and sisters-in-law Kay Gabel and Sandy Gabel.

Stan was preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law John and Mollie Fertig, brothers Larry and Jim Gabel, and sister-in-law Alice Gabel.


  • John Gabel, Casket Bearer
  • Keith Schoeneman, Casket Bearer
  • Jim Miller, Casket Bearer
  • Roger Berger, Casket Bearer
  • Tino Vasquez, Casket Bearer
  • Roger Wheeler, Casket Bearer


  • Visitation Monday, November 25, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 25, 2019


Stanley "Stan" D Gabel

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Bruce and Donna Bennett

November 26, 2019

Dear Kevin and Mrs. Gabel,
May you find strength in knowing that Heaven is for real. Jesus promised that He "has gone to prepare a place for us and He will return to take us with Him to be where He is." We will be reunited at Father Gods calling where there is only happiness and unconditional love, forever. Please know that you are in our loving prayers.
Bruce and Donna(Acker)Bennett
Kyle, Texas

Sandy Gabel

November 24, 2019

So sorry to hear about Stan. I wish I could come. I just had surgery. Stan will be greatly missed. My love thoughts and prayers are with you Kay and Kevin!!

Vickie Greeb

November 24, 2019

What a gentleman! Remembering Stan as the mild-mannered guy around church. If you needed help, he was there. Best memories are times shared setting up for church pancake feeds, church picnics, vacation bible school, and bake sales. Never saw him without some sort of a smile. Stan and Kay were strong prayer warriors when I was going through a tough time. Great man of faith. Loved his Lord God. Stanley...till we meet again on that heavenly shore. Heaven is rejoicing with your presence! Vickie (Bauer) Greeb

Zen Voorhies

November 21, 2019

You were a dear brother and true servant of Christ...Zen