Gearold “Gabe” A. Stees, age 76, of Nelson, died Friday, November 29, 2019 at KSB Hospital in Dixon.
Gabe was born February 18, 1943 in Sterling the son of George and Edith (Vandusen) Stees. He married Margaret Hermes on September 2, 1961 in Morrison. Gabe was employed as a truck driver for Woods Brothers in Oregon for 35 years.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Stees of Nelson; five children, Michael (Kristjan Gavin) Stees of Rancho Mirage, Calif., Jim Stees of Rock Falls, John (April Savord) Stees of Nelson, Wendy Cover of Nelson and Peggy Stees of Dixon; two sisters, Cindy (Lonnie) Oldham and Jenny Stees both of Fla.; one brother, George (Pam) Stees of Dixon; four grandchildren, Jacqueline Carey, Shawn (Shana Nagy) Cover, Colton Stees and Trista Stees; and two great grandchildren, Emery Cover and Harlow Cover.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Vicky Ennis and Gwen Stees; two brothers-in-law, Clifford Ennis and Paul Hermes; one son-in-law, Fred Cover; and one granddaughter, Brogan Stees.
Visitation will be Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. The funeral will be Friday, December 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with Reverend Richard Russo of St. Andrew Catholic Church and Pastor Dalmus Meeks co-officiating. Burial will be at Nelson Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com.