William C. Gabbard, 87, of Valparaiso passed away Friday, April 20, 2007 at his home.
He was born on Jan. 8, 1920 in Linton, Indiana to Fred and Opal (Duke) Gabbard. He graduated from Linton High School in 1939 and worked for the Local 1005 Carpenters Union of Hobart for 47 years. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the American Legion Post 22 of Linton.
On May 21, 1945 in San Francisco, Calif., he married Merle Davis who preceded him in death on March 18, 2001.
Survivors include three children, Michael (Mary) Gabbard of Valparaiso, Gary (Debra) Gabbard of Kendallville, and Patricia (Ken) Platt of Valparaiso; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and sister, Ruth Fish.
Funeral service was held on Sunday at Moeller Funeral Home 104 Roosevelt Rd. Valparaiso.
Cremation followed at Angelcrest Crematory, Valparaiso.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. meollerfuneralhome.com.