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Richard Gabriel

Richard “Dick” C. Gabriel of Cedarburg passed away peacefully on February 1, 2024, at the age of 90. He was born 1/1/1934 in Milwaukee to Anton J. and Esther G. (Wegner) Gabriel.

Dick was the first baby born in the nation in 1934. As a child, Dick made many memories spending summers in Dorchester and returning for family reunions. He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Dick worked in many fields and most notably owned Gabriel’s New London Floral with his wife Mary. He was a member of the New London Rotary Club, the New London School Board and St. Francis Borgia Catholic Parish in Cedarburg. Dick enjoyed his grandchildren, choral singing, hunting, cycling and doing handyman projects.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Anton and Esther, brother Jim and sister Ginny (Mayer). He is survived by his brother John, wife Mary (Knutson) Gabriel, son Rod (Kim) Gabriel, daughter Sara (Tom) Brand and five grandchildren: Marisa Brand, Matthew Brand, Michael Brand, Haley Gabriel and Jillian Gabriel.

A funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 11, at St. Francis Borgia North Catholic Church, 1375 Covered Bridge Road, Cedarburg. Reception immediately following in the hall.

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