Daniel Gabriel, age 66, of Merrill, died on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Pine Crest Nursing Home, after a long battle with MS. He was under the care of the staff at Pine Crest Nursing Home and Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services. Dan was born on July 27, 1954 to the late Clarence and Magdeline (Dallman) Gabriel in Antigo, WI. He attended and graduated from Antigo High School and received his degree in Pharmacy at UW-Madison. Dan was a pharmacist in New Richmond, WI, then at Ascension Good Samaritan Hospital in Merrill, before MS complications forced his retirement.
Dan was a huge Wisconsin sports fan, whether it was the Packers, Brewers, Badgers or the Bucks, he watched and loved them all! In his early years, Dan enjoyed playing softball and basketball, and playing cards. More recently, he looked forward to joining all the social activities that Pine Crest offered. Dan liked to be active and social with his friends at Pine Crest. He will be sadly missed, but not forgotten.
Dan is survived by his brothers: Jerry and David (Brigid) Gabriel of Antigo, nephews: Curtis Gabriel of Nashville, TN, Bill Gabriel of Antigo and Randy Crowley of Antigo, niece: Amber Koenen of O’Fallon, MO, along with his Pine Crest family. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service for Dan will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 3:30pm at Waid Funeral Home. Pastor Matthew Bless will officiate. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 3:00pm until the time of the service, also at the funeral home.
Social distancing and masks will be required in the funeral home.
Waid Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are encouraged and may be made at www.waidfuneral.com.
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