George Thomas Gabriel, 78, of Fosterburg, passed away at 11:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at Alton Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Alton on Aug. 14, 1937, the son of the late Marlin C. and Adel M. (Oetken) Gabriel.
George was a machinist at Proctor and Gamble for many years.
He is survived by a longtime friend, Norma Biggs; two sons, James “Tom” (Mary) Kroeger of Staunton and Louis M. (Laura) Gabriel of Collinsville; three grandchildren, Anna Kroeger, and Cora and Jonah Gabriel; three brothers, Bill Gabriel, Jim (Nancy) Gabriel, and John (Evelyn) Gabriel; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Robert W. Gabriel.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be 10 a.m. until time of memorial service at noon Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton.
Burial will follow at a later date.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.