Tracy Joy Preusker Gabriel, 58, Lincoln, Nebraska, passed away unexpectedly on December 8, 2018. Tracy was born in Norfolk, Nebraska on April 22, 1960 to Tim and Marilyn Preusker. The family moved to St. Joseph, MO in 1968 where she attended school Lafayette High School. She was a majorette and loved twirling fire. She graduated in 1978.
She attended Northwest Missouri State University studying Interior Design. She met Kevin Gabriel in 1979 and they were married in St. Joseph in 1981.
They settled in Lincoln, Nebraska where she home schooled her 2 children Kyle and Rachel through the 6th grade. She volunteered regularly at Lincoln Christian School and spent her life as a homemaker. She dedicated herself to instilling Christian values to her children and her 5 grandchildren.
She was a shining example of a giving and caring lady who always looked for the good in everyone. Tracy was a very talented seamstress making 100’s of dresses, costumes, blankets and quilts for her family. She was an active member of Lincoln Berean and enjoyed Bible studies and fellowship with her friends. She continued her giving ways to the very end as she was a registered organ donor.
She is survived by her parents Tim and Marilyn Preusker of Lincoln; her husband Kevin and children Kyle Anthony (Billie) Gabriel and Rachel Joy (Aaron Joseph) Weigman; her grandchildren Karter Timothy and Kolton Wade Gabriel, Olivia Joy, Logan Joseph and Alexis Grace Weigman; her brother Todd Preusker (Diane) and lifelong friend Kathy Shorba (John), and dozens of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Family and friends are invited to A Celebration of Tracy’s Life was on Friday December 14, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Lincoln Berean Church, 6400 South 70th Street in Lincoln, Nebraska.
In lieu of flowers, make donations to the family for Tracy’s grandchildren’s Lincoln Christian School education fund.