Lucien Paul Gabrick Sr. 1917 - 2013 Lawrence
Lucien Paul Gabrick Sr., 95, of Lawrence Kan., died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. He was born Feb. 2, 1917, in Leavenworth, Kan. the son of Joseph and Mary (Zawazhki) Gabrick. Lucien was one of seven children.
He married Carmen M. Ruga on April 16, 1942, at St. Joseph Church in Leavenworth, Kan.
He was inducted into the United States Army on Nov. 16, 1942, where he served in the European Theater and received the Purple Heart Award. After his discharge from the Army in December 1945, Lucien returned to Leavenworth and worked at Fort Leavenworth until his retirement.
Lucien was a member of St. Joseph Church, St. Joseph Society and St. Casmir’s Society. He was also a member of the VFW, Eagles, American Legion, D.A.V., N.A.R.F.E. and R.E.A.C.
Lucien was preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years; his parents, four brothers, two sisters and several nieces and nephews.
He is survived by two sons, Lucien (Ann) Gabrick Jr. of Olathe, and Mark (Annette) Gabrick of Lawrence; one daughter, Gloria Gabrick of Charlotte, N.C.; nieces and nephews; three step-grand daughters; and seven step-great grandchildren.
Visitation beginning with the praying the rosary will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at St. Joseph Church with Rev. David McEvoy, O. Carm., as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to the Disabled American Veterans.
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