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Obituaries

Obituaries

William Dean Gangel 1955 - 2007 Lawrence

Memorial services for William Dean Gangel, 51, Lawrence, will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel in Topeka. Private family inurnment will be at a later date. Mr. Gangel died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007.He was born Jan. 18, 1955, in Topeka, the son of Leo L. and Acsa Isabel Luthey Gangel. He received bachelor's and master's degrees in guitar performance from Southern Methodist University. He was working on his doctorate at North Texas University.Mr. Gangel was head of the guitar program at Texas State University in San Marcos for 13 years. He was an instructor of classical guitar at Baker University in Baldwin City. He enjoyed playing the guitar and performing.Survivors include a son, David, Garden Ridge, Texas; a daughter, Stephanie, Garden Ridge; his ex-wife, Silvia, Garden Ridge; his mother, Isabel, Topeka; two sisters, Lena Conrad, Olympia, Wash., and Ann Hotchkiss, Plano, Texas; a brother, Richard Gangel, Stevensville, Mont.; and nieces and nephews.The family suggests memorials to the Overbrook Public Library, 405 Maple, Overbrook 66524.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.penwellgabel.com">www.penwellgabel.com</a>.