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Thelma Gabriel

Tuesday January 18, 2022

Thelma Gabriel, age 95, of Valparaiso, went to be with the Lord in the presence of family on January 18, 2022 at the Gabriel Home for the Elderly. She was preceded in death by Ernie, her loving husband of 68 years. She is survived by her nine loving children: Lorna (Noli) Estacio of Hobart, Edwin (Magdalena) Gabriel of Crown Point, Myrna (Don) Sison of Valparaiso, Edna Gonzales (late Dr. William Washington) of Gary, Tessie (Mario) Biscocho of Merrillville, Goldwyn (Karen) Gabriel of Plano, TX, Leny (Joseph) Pearman of Dyer, Cathy Costello of Gary and Dennis (Tammy) Gabriel of Valparaiso; 23 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Thelma was born in Paauhau, Hawaii and moved to the Philippines when she was six years old. Ernie and Thelma moved to the U.S. in 1972 and made their home in the region. She was a resourceful housewife who dedicated her life to caring for her family. She enjoyed cooking and tending to her vegetable garden. In the last few years, she also enjoyed being driven to the casinos and playing the slot machines.

Thelma was a proud and loving mother who taught her children to fear and honor God. She cherished the times spent with her ever-growing family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation

Monday January 24, 2022
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft Street

Merrillville, Indiana 46410

219-736-5840

Service

Monday January 24, 2022
12:00 PM
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft Street

Merrillville, IN 46410

219-736-5840