Gabriel Decorah, 54, passed away Friday, October 6, 2023 at his home in Black River Falls, WI.
Gabriel was born in Minneapolis, MN on November 30, 1968, to Ronald and Doris Decorah. He was
raised in California, where he graduated from La Familia High School in Thermal, CA. Gabriel moved to
the Black River Falls area around 2008.
Gabriel held several different jobs, including working for Hodge Carpentry, as a chef for RePete’s, and
roofing. He had a gift for conversation and loved to make people laugh. Gabriel also enjoyed cooking
and eating, his artwork, tattooing, and reggae and oldies music. He was a loving, wonderful father and
loved to spend time with his nieces, nephews, grandchildren and other relatives. Gabriel was a free
spirit who enjoyed any opportunity to travel and had many miles under his feet.
Gabriel is survived by his brother Isaac Valle; sisters, Delores Decorah, Maria (Edward) Decorah, Lisa
(Joel) Vonderhelen, Deb (Anthony) Sax, Gloria Valle, Sandra Valle, Norma Valle; daughter, Angel
Decorah; and numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; grandparents Cecelia Blackdeer and Victor Decorah; and
stepfather Isaac Valle.
Funeral services for Gabriel Decorah will take place Monday, October 16, 2023 at noon at the Buswell
Funeral Home of Black River Falls. Visitation will be held from 10am until the start of services. Burial will
follow the service at Decorah Cemetery.
The Buswell Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements, 715-284-2231.

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