Timothy Curtis Gabbert, 55

Timothy Curtis Gabbert, 55, of Elk River, died Saturday, March 10, 2012.
He was born August 13, 1956, in Crystal to Gene and Alene.
Tim was an avid sportsman and reader of books, and adept at combining both activities simultaneously whether fishing at his lake cabin or sitting in his deer stand. He also loved to take long walks in the woods, watch his Minnesota Vikings and Twins, and place bets with his wife Janet on which Minnesota Wild player would score a goal. Mr. Gabbert maintained a beautiful lawn and was known for his extravagant “exterior Christmas illuminations.”
His funeral service will be held today (Saturday, March 17) at 11 a.m. at Central Lutheran Church in Elk River. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Tim is survived by his wife of 24 years, Janet; their daughter, Kamla; his children, Katie and Sean; his father, Gene (Dar); aunt, Linda; brother, Dave (Diane); sister; Beth; sister-in-law, Peggy; nephews and nieces, Mitch, Lindsay, Andrew, Abby, Trevor, Paul Phillip (Jenny), Nick, Mitch, and Caitlin; sister-in-law, Judy (Paul); brother-in-law Bruce (Clancy); and several cousins and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Alene; brother, Steve; and father-in-law, Rudy.