Ronald Gabriel

ELWOOD—Ronald Rex Gabriel, 70, of Elwood, passed away Friday, Dec. 30, 2022 at the Lightways Hospice Home in Joliet.
Born March 25, 1952 in Joliet, Ronald Rex was a son of Rex L. and Marion L. (Clever) Gabriel. He was raised and educated in the Plainfield area, and went on to serve in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict. Upon his honorable discharge, Ron went on to make his career as a mechanic.
He was an active member of Families of Faith Church in Channahon; belonged to the American Warriors Motorcycle Club, and was a member and the past Jr. Commander at Stone City VFW Post 2199. Ron will be remembered for his love of motorcycles, and his passion for Veteran’s organizations.
Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Shelley Gabriel, of Joliet; nephew, James Rex Gabriel (Amber Marie Hubner); great-niece, Aurora Skye Gabriel and great-nephew, Logan Hubner, as well as numerous cousins and friends.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Rex and Marion Gabriel.
Cremation rites have been accorded. The family will receive friends at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 E. Kahler Rd., in Wilmington on Friday, March 24, 2023 from 10 a.m. until time of memorial service at 11 a.m. Pastor Joe Pospischil will officiate. Ron will be laid to rest with military honors in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood at a later date.
Preferred memorials in lieu of flowers may be made as gifts in Ron’s memory to a Veteran’s Organization of the donor’s choosing.
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Cremation and memorial services have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington.