Obituary: Gerald Sabin

Gerald Luther Sabin, age 64, of Princeton and the Fergus Falls Veterans Home, passed away after a lengthy battle with Frontotemporal Dementia Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Veterans Hospital in Fargo, N.D.
Gerald was born on July 14, 1949 in Blue Earth, the son of Eugene and Carrie Sabin. Gerald was a career Army officer. He earned his Chief Warrant Officer rank in 1990, culminating in CW3. He served in Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He served in Germany, Korea, the Middle East and other countries during his 21-year military career.
Gerald is survived by his wife Irene Sabin of Princeton; niece Laura Barnes and grand-nephew Ethan of Princeton; mother Carrie (Ron) Wetter of Princeton; brothers, Louis (Mary) Sabin of Onamia, Paul (Mary Lou) Sabin of Port Charlotte, Fla., Stan (Marilyn) Sabin of Austin; sisters, Karen (Steve) Flo of Kasota, Mary (Bill) Richards of Chetek, Wis., and Melanie Earle of Onamia. Gerald is also survived by his former spouse Carol Kirkpatrick and their three children, Adrea (Kyle) Frampton and granddaughter Audrey Frampton of Thornton, Co., Regina Sabin of Worthington and Ryan Sabin of Colorado Springs, Co.; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Gerald will be thoroughly missed.
He was preceded in death by his father Eugene Sabin; brother Jeffery Sabin; paternal grandparents Gerhard and Bernice Sabin; maternal grandparents Luther and Luemma Reitan.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 16 at Christ Our Light Catholic Parish – North Campus in Princeton.  Visitation will be held from 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, August 15 at Christ Our Light Catholic Parish- North  Campus in Princeton and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Rev. Kevin Anderson will preside and interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis at a later date.