Randall E. Gatchel

Randall Edward Gatchel, 63, of North Manchester, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Gatchel worked at Ford Meter Box, in Wabash, for 28 years. He attended Christian Fellowship Church, in North Manchester, and coached in the Wabash Little League program for many years.

He was born Dec. 24, 1953, in Wabash to Robert J. Sr. and Melba Bitzel Gatchel. He married Cindi Blackburn on Dec. 11, 1971, in Landis, and she survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Randall Edward “Eddie” (Amy) Gatchel II, of Huntington; two daughters, Beth Hunt, of North Manchester, and Selena (Rick) Pace, of Lagro; a sister, Pandora (Jim) Miller, of Tamarac, FL; a brother, Ronald (Debby) Gatchel, of North Manchester; a sister-in-law, Juanita Gatchel, of Wabash; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A service will be held Monday, July 17, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., with calling one hour prior to the service, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. Rev. Eddie Akens will officiate. Burial will be at Friends Cemetery, Wabash.