Gabriel David Bebout
Gabriel David Bebout, 36 of Owatonna and formerly of Winona, died unexpectedly Thursday, February 21, 2019 at his home.
Gabe was born February 26, 1982 in Waterloo, IA to Merritt and Mona (Merrick) Bebout. Growing up, he enjoyed spending time with his big family on the family farm, creating many wonderful memories. He enjoyed fishing, weightlifting and playing cards and at an early age, he acquired an acute dislike for chocolate. Gabe was an incredibly hard worker and very charismatic – quick to make friends where ever he was. In his short 36 years of life, he truly lived every moment and made the most out of his life. Gabe was the life of the party and was loved deeply by so many people. His unsung testimony of God’s love was evident in his sharing of God’s word with many of his friends.
Gabe’s daughters, Mikaela Marie and Hailey May were the loves of his life and he was so proud of them. His love for his family was unmeasurable and they were his rock. Gabe was blessed to have two great mamas in his life – Mona passed away when Gabe was 14 and Deb came into his life shortly after.
He is survived by his two beautiful girls, Mikaela and Hailey; parents, Merritt and Debra Bebout; sisters and brothers, Jackie (Bryan) Bebout-Williams, Joshua (Diana) Johnson, Merritt Jr. (Jennifer) Bebout, Saige and Shauntel Bebout; nieces and nephews, Tristen, Chase, Betty & Londyn Williams and Aliyah & Alexis Bebout; grandmother, Betty Rumpca and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Chuck & Gladys Merrick, Patricia Gulsvig and William Rumpca, Jr.
Funeral Service will be 12 p.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Hoff Celebration of Life Center – Goodview. Visitation will be 10 a.m., until the time of the service. Gabe will be laid to rest at Fremont Scotch Cemetery in a private family service.
Please share a memory of Gabe, sign his online guestbook and view his video tribute when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com.