Marc Gabrielson, 65, Belmond, died Sept. 6, 2019 at Iowa Specialty Hospital -Belmond. Services will be Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 10:30 AM at the Belmond United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 4–7 PM at Ewing Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to service at the church. Burial will be in the Belmond Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Gateway Hospice, Iowa Specialty Hospital - Belmond, the Belmond United Methodist Church, or Belmond-Klemme Scholarship Foundation II.
Marc Edward, the son of Edward and Doris (Christie) Gabrielson, was born May 27, 1954 in Belmond. He graduated from Belmond High School in 1972 where he was involved in football, basketball, baseball and thespians. He attended Iowa State University and later received his BA from Buena Vista in Mason City. He was a member of the Belmond Fire Department, Belmond Jaycees, and served many other roles in the community. In 1975 he married Cyd Warner, and sons Matthew, Mitchell and Mikel were born. In 1985 he married Camilla Soma, and daughters Mindi and Molli were born. They lived in Belmond.
Marc worked for We 3 Markets before opening his own business, We 3 Catering, in 1994. He serviced the Belmond and surrounding area, traveling to weddings, company picnics, and community events, including the Mercy Hospital picnic and Belmond 4th of July. He loved his work, and it gave him great joy in serving food and connecting with people.
Marc enjoyed spending time with his family and was happy to take trips to follow his children’s activities, including track meets, football games, graduations, weddings, concerts, and grandchildren’s births and birthdays. Marc loved to travel and made great memories with friends and family, especially while visiting his favorite destination, Aruba. His gentle demeanor made others always feel welcome, and he loved retelling stories and putting on skits to make a crowd laugh.
He was preceded in death by his parents; maternal grandparents, J. Ralph and Beulah Christie; and paternal grandparents Tolford and Agnes Gabrielson.
Marc is survived by his wife Camilla of Belmond; children Matthew (Julie) Gabrielson of Minneapolis, Mitchell Gabrielson of West Des Moines, Mikel (Megan) Gabrielson of Elmhurst, IL, Mindi (Ben) Diekhuis of Britt, and Molli Gabrielson (Jimmy Carlson) of Altoona; grandchildren Doris Mae, Otto and Viola Gabrielson, Ayden and Eli Gabrielson, Alice, Archer and Greta Gabrielson, Reagan and Tate Diekhuis, Camden Schmidt, and Tess and Beau Carlson; brothers Kim Gabrielson of St. Petersburg, FL, Tad (Darla) Gabrielson of Ventura, and Jay (Elsie) Gabrielson of Knoxville, TN; sister Michelle; foreign exchange student Willy Yee; parents-in-law Charles and Phebe Soma of Belmond; brothers-in-law Mark (Kim) Soma of Belmond, Darrin (Jana) Soma of Belmond, and Kevin (Angie) Soma of Belmond; and sister-in-law Angie Anderson of Belmond.