Earl GackleEarl Donald Gackle, 70, Terre Haute, Ind., formerly of Kulm, N.D., died July 11, 2010, at his home after a battle with cancer. Mr. Gackle was born Oct. 11, 1939, at Kulm, the son of Ervin and Ruby (Mogck) Gackle.
Earl Donald Gackle, 70, Terre Haute, Ind., formerly of Kulm, N.D., died July 11, 2010, at his home after a battle with cancer.
Mr. Gackle was born Oct. 11, 1939, at Kulm, the son of Ervin and Ruby (Mogck) Gackle. He grew up there and received his elementary education in a one-room schoolhouse, graduating from Kulm High School. He attended Interstate Business College, Fargo, N.D. He also took the Dale Carnegie Management Seminar. He spent three years in the armed forces, 18 months in the European Theatre. He married Sylvia Hettich. He was employed by Brost Brothers, Kulm, and later by Garvey Elevators, Jamestown, where he was an accountant for three years. In 1965, he began working for Melroe Manufacturing Co. and worked there for more than 30 years. He was a salesman in North Dakota and finished his career as regional manager for Eastern United States and Mexico when Ingersoll Rand bought the company. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, Indiana State University girls basketball, Big Ten men’s basketball, Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Jodi Lynn, Terre Haute; two sons, Christopher (Catrice), and Eric (Leslie), both Terre Haute; his mother, Sioux Falls, S.D.; three brothers, Gerald (Arlene), Sioux Falls, S.D., Keith (Carol), Jamestown, and Steve (Rhonda), Grand Forks, N.D.; two sisters, Elaine (George) Olson, Sioux Falls, and Joyce (Jerry) Gerlach, Moorhead, Minn.; and six grandchildren.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Trinity Lutheran Church, 2620 Ohio Blvd., Terre Haute, Ind., with the Rev. Dana Newhouse officiating.
Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 S. 25th St., Terre Haute, Ind., and one hour before the service at the church.
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