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Herman J Gehl, Sr, 69, Paoli, IN, passed away August 30, 2016, at his home. 
He was born June 11, 1947 in Fort Wayne, IN to Richard Joseph and Estelle Roach Gehl.  
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Jeremy D Gehl, grandchildren TJ Minton, Leon Gehl, Addison Gehl, brothers Edwin Eugene Gehl, Marvin Richard Gehl and sisters, Norma Jean Hoppus, and Carol Rose Brooks.  He was also married to Barbara Bayer for many years.
He was in law enforcement for a total of 33 years, retiring from the Paoli Police Department.  He was also a former truck driver for Perkins Trucking.
Survivors include:
               Sons:                                                        Herman Gehl, 2nd                                Paoli, IN
                                                                   Joshua Gehl                                          Orleans, IN
                                                                   Joseph Gehl                                          Paoli, IN
 Daughters:                                              Cassidy Gehl Pridemore                     Orleans, IN
                                                                   Tracie K Gehl                                        Paoli, IN
                Brothers:                                                 Herbert Gehl                                        Paoli, IN
                                                                                   Joe Gehl                                               Orleans, IN
                                                                                   Jim Gehl                                               Palmyra, IN
Sisters:                                                       Mary  Vasileff                                  Indianapolis, IN
                                                                    Janet Owens                                         Orleans, IN
                                                                    Caroline Slover                                     Indianapolis, IN
Also surviving Herman are 21 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Friday, September 2, 2016 from 4:00-8:00 PM and Saturday, September 3 from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, 226 West Campbell Street, Paoli, IN 47454.  Interment to follow at the Paoli Community Cemetery.
 
Online Condolences may be made at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home.com