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Herman Gabbert

April 30, 1934 ~ December 13, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Herman Gabbert Obituary

Herman Frederick Gabbert, age 89 of Foley went to be with the Lord on 
December 13, 2023.  Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM, 
Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at the Foley Funeral Home.  
Pastor Dennis Campbell will officiate.  Visitation will be from 
9:30 to 11:00 AM at the funeral home on Tuesday.  
Burial will take place at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Foley.  
Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.  

Herman was born in New England, ND to Leonard and Caryl (Sleight)
Gabbert. He grew up on family farms in New England, ND and Dillworth,
MN, prior to moving to Owatonna, MN in 1947. He is a 1952 graduate of
Owatonna High School where he met his beloved wife, Marlene Ebeling.  
They were married on June 25, 1954. The couple raised their children 
on farms in Cooleemee, NC and Mountville, SC. They moved to 
Wells, MN in 1970, and eventually to Foley in 1977.
Herman, an exceptional dairy herdsman, was a breeder of quality Holstein
cattle, having several cows nominated for All-American status. He was an
accomplished showman, winning many awards. In addition, he served as a
dairy judge on both the county and state level.
An enthusiastic participant and spectator of athletics; he followed local high
schools, SCSU Basketball and the MN Twins. He and Marlene were ardent
supporters of their children’s and grandchildren's teams. Faith, Family
and Country were important to Herman. He was a man of deep
faith; he was a member and deacon of GCBC. He will be remembered for 
his strong convictions, sense of humor/storytelling, fastidious attention to detail,
and abiding love for his wife.

Herman is survived by his children, Martha Halley, Nancy Cook and Jamie
Gabbert of Portland, OR area, and Dean Gabbert of Foley; a sister , Caryl Len
Gabbert of Columbia, SC, 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Marlene (Ebeling), an
infant daughter, brother, Roger Gabbert and sister, Roberta Tryggestad.

The family wishes to thank the Foley Nursing Home staff and Moments
Hospice for their loving care. 

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December 19, 2023

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Foley Funeral Home
221 Second Avenue
Foley, MN 56329

Funeral Service
December 19, 2023

11:00 AM
Foley Funeral Home
221 Second Avenue
Foley, MN 56329

December 19, 2023

12:00 PM
St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery
Foley, MN 56329


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