Douglas W. Gabrielsen, age 81, of Boyne City, and West Orange, N.J., entered heaven's glory on June 13, 2012, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey.
He was a mechanical engineer for Honeywell in Teterboro, N.J., and Boyne City. Douglas was an active and faithful board member at Walloon Lake Community Church, the Gideons, Youth For Christ, Child Evangelism and was a long time elder, treasurer, organist and choir member at Calvary Evangelical Free Church in Essex Fells, N.J.
Doug is survived and missed by his wife of 58 years, Sus (Sylvia); sister, Janet (Art) Teisen; children, Diane (David) Gabrielsen Cabush, Douglas A. (Joy) Gabrielsen, Debbie S. Gabrielsen; grandchildren, Joshua, Kelly and Ross Gabrielsen, Diane and Eva Andres and Carrie Cabush; and six nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life for Douglas will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, July 8, at Walloon Lake Community Church with pastor Jeff Ellis officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations may be directed to the Walloon Lake Community Church or the Gideons.
Family and friends wishing to share a thought or memory of Douglas are encouraged to do so online at www.stonefuneralhomeinc.com.
Stackus Funeral Home of Boyne City is serving the family.