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SPRINGFIELD -- Paul C. Gambrel, 86, of
Springfield, died Sunday, March 27, 2011, at 8:45 p.m. at St. John's
Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Lincoln. Masonic services by Greenview Masonic Lodge
will be at 9 a.m.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home,
with the Rev. Becky Barrow officiating.
will be in Richmond Grove Cemetery, New Holland,
with military rites.
Mr. Gambrel was a supervisor of M&W for the
Illinois Central Railroad.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He was born on March 21, 1925, at Middletown. His
parents were Raymon and Lillian McCawley Gambrel. He
married Bonnie M. Duginger on Jan. 1, 1946, at
He is survived by his wife, in Springfield; one
daughter, Vicky (and Ron) Klokkenga of Lincoln; a
sister-in-law, Helen Cecil of Lincoln; and two
cousins, Sara McCawley of New Holland and Kathy (and
Rex) Thompson of Naperville.
He was the last of his immediate family.
Paul was a member of the New Holland United
Methodist Church, Greenview Masonic Lodge; Scottish
Rite Temple of Bloomington, Ansar Shrine of
Springfield and American Legion Post 715 of New
Memorials may be given to New Holland Methodist
Church, St. John's Hospice of Springfield or
American Heart Association.
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