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Eileen Mae Gabel (Nee Kusmer)

May 31, 1922 — December 22, 2023

Fremont

Eileen Mae Gabel (Nee Kusmer), 101, of Fremont passed away on Friday, December 22, 2023 at her home surrounded by the love and care of her family. She was born on May 31, 1922 in Fremont to the late Stanley and Charlotte (Szymanski) Kusmer.

She was a member of the 1940 St. Joseph High School graduating class. She continued her education for 2 years of college at the University of Dayton until returning home to help her family's business, Kusmer's Market.

On April 27, 1946, she married the love of her life, James Gabel.

For many years she worked at and eventually became a manager at the Fremont Water Office, retiring in 1991.

In her spare time Eileen volunteered at Fremont Memorial Hospital for many years, and from 1991-2005 she helped the 1st and 2nd graders at St. Joseph Catholic school learn to read. Eileen was known for her generosity in baking cookies for friends and family. She was very family oriented and will be remembered for the many parties and family gatherings.

Surviving are her children Stanley (Jean) Gabel of Aurora, IL, Joanne (Tom) Busold of Fremont, and James (Shelley) Gabel of New Albany, OH; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.

She is preceded in death by her husband, James; infant daughter, Roseanne; and brothers, Doyle and Warren "Bob" Kusmer.

Memorials may be made to SJCC Campus at Bishop Hoffman Catholic Schools.

Visitation for Eileen will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at the Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Thursday beginning at 10 A.M. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Fremont.

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Public Visitation

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Crematory

900 North St., Fremont, OH 43420

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Public Visitation

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Crematory

900 North St., Fremont, OH 43420

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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, December 28, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Joseph Catholic Church

709 Croghan St., Fremont, OH 43420

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