Fredrick “Fred” L. Gambler Sr. (1947 — 2020)

Fredrick L. Gambler Sr.

(1947 — 2020)

Fredrick “Fred” L. Gambler Sr., 73, of Montpelier, passed away Monday evening at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born on March 23, 1947, in Bryan to John F. and Evelyn J. (Stine) Gambler. Fred married Rebecca “Becky” Liroit and she preceded him in death.

In February 2018 he retired from Powers and Sons in Montpelier after more than 50 years in the tool department. Fred owned a modified race car that his brothers helped with racing and assisting with pit crews. He was a member of the Montpelier Moose and a former member of the Montpelier Eagles.

He is survived by his son, Fredrick L. Gambler Jr. of Archbold; siblings, Gay Humphrey, Ted (Margaret) Gambler, Deb Wheeler, Kathy (Tony) Knapp-Conrad and Chuck Gambler, all of Montpelier; and half-brothers, Robert Gambler and Richard Gambler.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents; wife; half-brother, Johnny Gambler; and half-sister, Bertha Thompson.

Visitation for Fred will be from 2-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Thompson-Geesey Funeral Home on Empire Street in Montpelier. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home with Ric Dye to officiate. Memorial contributions can be made to the Williams County Humane Society. Those wishing to attend are asked to abide by the governor’s recommended social distancing guidelines and masks are encouraged. Condolences can be left for the family at www.thethompsonfuneralhome.com.

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