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Christopher E. Gatchel
Christopher E. GatchelDenver BroncosChristopher E. Gatchel, 45 of Marysville, died Saturday October 27, 2018 at his home.

He was born May 4, 1973 in Oscoda, Michigan to Theodore and Brenda (Bone) Gatchel, they survive in Prospect.

Christopher was a 1991 graduate of Elgin High School and 2001 graduate from Otterbein University, earning a degree in Business Administration. He was employed at United Healthcare as a coding analyst.

He was a passionate family man, who enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his children and family. Christopher was an avid sports fan, who loved his Buckeyes, the Denver Broncos, New York Mets and Columbus Blue Jackets. He was always quick to offer memorable 1 liners and loved to bestow nicknames of those closest to him. Chris loved his Siberian Huskies and wolves. He had a smile that could light up any room.

Surviving is his wife: Erica Lynn (Sinsel) Gatchel, Marysville, daughters, Jordin (Nathan) Ensminger and Myckenzie Gatchel both of Westerville, son, Keaton Gatchel, Marysville, stepson, Jaecob Pletcher, Marysville, sister, Lindsay Gatchel, Lewis Center,
Niece and nephew, Macie and Grayden Smith, grandmother Evelyn Bone, Pharr TX
Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and friends

Friends may call Thursday November 1, 2018 from 3-7 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood, private family services will be held Friday, Deacon Kevin Kehn will officiate. Family services will be then held at the Prospect Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, 6478 Winchester Blvd. #405 Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com


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#1 from: PAULA R PANICCIA
DUANESBURG
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 10:11 AM

There are no words for the feelings inside that the news of Chris's passing brings. He will forever be in our hearts and greatly missed. Our condolences go out to his family you are in our thoughts and prayers. While we are miles apart and have never met our lives are touched by one another. I will miss you Chris! To his family know that we are with you in this time of grief even though we can not be there physically.



#2 from: Teresa (Alex) Hogle
Michigan
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 1:34 PM

I am at a loss for words. But always know you will be in my prayers!



#3 from: Marla Sager
Prospect
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 1:44 PM

The  Gatchel Family I am so very deeply sorry for your loss. Chris was such a good guy, always had such a great smile and laugh.  I would run into him from time to time and always enjoyed catching up. May you all hold on tight to one another and find the strength you will need to get through this very difficult time.  My thoughts are with you all.
Love
Marla



#4 from: Tisha Alexander
 
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 2:10 PM

Thinking of all of you and hoping you find strength and comfort in wonderful memories and one another.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.  
Tish and the whole Hamilton family



#5 from: Jaime Regules
Columbus, OH
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 2:40 PM

My prayers are with Chris' family during this time of sorrow.  My Chris's memory be eternal.  



#6 from: Jennifer Beatty
Aberdeen, MD
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 2:40 PM

To the Gatchel Family, I want to offer my deepest sympathy and condolences on the loss of such a sweet & kind man.  If only I would have had the opportunity to have met Chris in person rather then only through teleconferences & work meetings.  I know that he was so proud of his children, and I enjoyed chatting about softball stories with him often. He will be greatly missed.



#7 from: Megan Barlow
Richwood
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 2:50 PM

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Christopher!!!! Brenda and Ted, I can not imagine what you guys are going through just know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers!!! Love you both.



#8 from: Lissa Leslie
Lisle, NY
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 3:12 PM

Chris you will be greatly missed. You were an integral part of our team here at Optum. You were always so laid back and easy going. I know we are a telecommuting team but your smile came through the phone I could see it each time we spoke. God Speed my friend!



#9 from: Logan
Worthington
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 3:18 PM

So sorry to hear this.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time.




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#11 from: Leanne Jividen
Encino, California
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 3:31 PM

Ted and Brenda- I am so sorry to hear about Chris! I hope you can hold onto all of the great memories and remember him for the great guy he was. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.






#12 from: Rick Sinsel Sr
Newark Ohio
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 3:34 PM

Ted&Brenda,the pain in my heart than I can express,the loss of a great friend and son-in-law will never be forgotten.The times just visiting,watching football games,and the calling me and saying happy birthday old man will be in my heart and memories forever Our love and prayers are with all at these hard times.Rick & SHIRLEY SINSEL
                           



#13 from: Chad Harmon
New Albany, Ohio
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 3:38 PM

Deepest sympathies.  You are in our prayers.

Chad, Heather, Will, Andrew, and Murphy Harmon



#14 from: Valerie Hesler
Columbus, OH
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 3:38 PM

Prayers and comfort to your family as they try to cope with the large loss of you in their lives.  I was one of the lucky ones at Optum that got to meet you in person this past spring at our volunteer event.  Your smile and friendly nature made it seem as if we had met before.  Your presence on our team will be greatly missed.  



#15 from: Matt Malone
 
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 3:49 PM

So sorry to hear of this. Many fond memories of Chris. Praying for the entire family



#16 from: Mike Randolph
Delaware
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 3:51 PM

We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Mike & Manolya(daughter) Randolph



#17 from: Anna Beller
 
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 4:19 PM

I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, Chris. We are praying for you an your family at this most difficult time.    



#18 from: Cory BLANKENSHIP
Mansfield Ohio
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 4:47 PM

Chris was a great guy and will be missed. I know our high school class wasnít that big but Chris really stood out with his friendly personality. I pray for comfort for the family, friends and coworkers during this time.



#19 from: Christi Marshall Gilbert
Marion Oh
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 4:55 PM

My dearest Brenda
I am so sorry to hear of ChrisĒs passing
My heart ,love , and prayers go out to you and your family.




#20 from: Ron Tanner
 
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 4:55 PM

My deepest condolences to Chris's family, I worked at CIGNA with Chris, GOD bless.



#21 from: Tonja Lowe
 
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 5:06 PM

The Gatchel Family Iím so sorry for the passing of Chris ,
I have many fond memories growing up with Chris an then when we worked at the Train Station Restaurant together too ... Sending Many Thoughts an Prayers for Yíall 💙



#22 from: Freddy Price
Green Camp Ohio
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 5:08 PM

Sad sad day to lose a good friend and Chris would always message me and want me to learn certain songs,  i'll miss my friend and prayers go out to the family and friends.



#23 from: Lauren M Johnson
PROSPECT
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 5:11 PM

Brenda and family,
Our hearts are breaking for you.
Please know you will continue to be in our prayers.
Having gone through a similar situation in our family we understand how you are feeling. Hugs to you all!



#24 from: Dawn Harris
Louisiana
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 5:17 PM

My prayers and condolences to the Gatchel Family on the loss of Chris.  I worked with him at United Health/Optum for many years.  I had the privilege of meeting him in person.  Chris is someone who never met a stranger.  He loved and adored his children and his family.  He will be greatly missed.



#25 from: Ryan Scheiderer
 
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 5:19 PM

Deepest condolences to Chris' family during this very difficult time. You are in my prayers.



#26 from: Tim and Rachel Thomas
Marysville
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 5:51 PM

We are so sad at the loss of Chris in our neighborhood. He was a great neighbor and he will be missed! Our thoughts and prayers to his family. 💙



#27 from: Dana Price Larcomb
West Virginia
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 6:46 PM

Sending my deepest sympathies to Chrisís family.  His bright smile and fun personality will forever be a sweet memory of mine!
May he Rest in Heaven.



#28 from: Shon and Darci Swan and family
Worthington, Ohio
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 7:00 PM

We are devastated to hear this. Unbelievable!! Chris and Jordin have been a part of our lives for over 20 years. I always loved his relationship with his daughters and was so happy for him when he had a son.  I also loved to tease him with our Broncos/Browns jokes.  Damn buddy... you will be missed.....Our prayers are definitely going up for the entire family!



#29 from: Sara Fowler
Seven Lakes, Nc
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 7:02 PM

Sending many hugs,to the Gatchel Family and friends. My prayers and thoughts are with you all in this difficult time. I worked alongside Chris at Optum and never had a chance to met face to face however Chris was always a true pleasure to work with and will be great missed.



#30 from: Tracey Savoy
United Healtgcare
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 7:29 PM

Chris you will truly be missed. Only a few people knew of my nickname for you. Ice Cube. I told you many time you were the most laid back person I've ever met. We never met in person but I enjoyed working with you. My prayers to you and your family.



#31 from: Jason Bodak
Columbus
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 8:07 PM

I am so sorry to hear about Chris' passing. He was a fun guy to hang out with, to go to concerts with. I even laughed when he teased me about the Broncos-Browns rivalry. He will be missed. Everyone who is missing him too has my sincere condolences.



#32 from: Dick and Becky Hix
Prospect, Ohio
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 8:13 PM

Brenda and Ted,
Words cannot adequately express how deeply sorry we are for your profound loss. Our hearts ache for you. Please know that you are constantly in our thoughts. We pray that you may find some degree of solace in the love of your family and friends.

Becky and Dick



#33 from: Carlos Gatchel
Albuquerque
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 8:13 PM

Our condolences to you Aunt Brenda and Uncle Ted. We cannot express our sympathy enough. We are so sorry.  



#34 from: Rhonda Thompson
Marysville
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 8:29 PM

Brenda and family,  So sorry for your loss. Prayers for healing for your entire family.

Rhonda Thompson



#35 from: Brandon K. Grocki
Worthington
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 8:49 PM

I was really close friends with his daughter Jordin during high school. This man was a very loving, bright, and fun guy. He had a infectious smile and always was a positive influence.



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#37 from: Bob and Martha Sims
Chillicothe Ohio
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 9:28 PM

Ted and Brenda,  we canít imagine the pain and heartbreak you are going through.  We have known Chris since he was five years old. He was the kid that you loved it when he came to the house. He always had that beautiful smile and a happy go lucky attitude.  I think he enjoyed coming to! What a tragic loss ,but  you know he will always be in our hearts. Our prayers are with you and may God give you peace and comfort.



#38 from: Wendy Hawkins Hord
Granville, OH
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 10:22 PM

Ted, Brenda and Family:
I have so many fun memories of growing up with Chris ... and we shared many great times into adulthood. He was such a bright spirit with a contagious smile ... a great friend that will always be remembered.
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Best -
Wendy    



#39 from: Athena Maraldo
Ca
Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 11:11 PM

Uncle Ted, Aunt Brenda, Lindsay and family, Iím at a loss of words for my dear cousin Christopher. My love and heart goes out to you. We send our deepest condolences during this trying time.



#40 from: April Caplinger - Hamilton
 
Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 7:01 AM

Mr and Mrs Gatchel I am so very very sorry for your loss.  Iím in total shock after hearing this news.  Chris will always be remembered as one of the best God ever made.  I will miss his happy ways and his beautiful smile.  Prayers for you and your family. God bless. ❤️❤️❤️  



#41 from: Anne Collins
Highlands Ranch, CO
Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 8:39 AM

My heart goes out to Chris' family. I had the honor and pleasure to work with Chris at Optum for many many years. I even got to go to two conferences with him. We shared a love of the Broncos and I will dearly miss talking to him about them. Chris was kind, compassionate and funny. God bless him and his family.



#42 from: Lissa Leslie
Lisle, NY
Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 10:07 AM

Sincere condolences to Chris' family during this difficult time. His work family here at Optum will miss him greatly. He was one of the nicest people I knew and we all cared for him deeply. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.



#43 from: The Vogel Family
Metairie, La
Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 10:11 AM

We were so saddened to hear of Chrisís passing. Only having the pleasure of being in his company a few times we will always remember that smile. We are praying for comfort and healing for his family and friends. Chris you will be missed but never forgotten. Godspeed Chris with love and sympathy Pete and Barbara Vogel



#44 from: Patty Drass
Pickerington, OH
Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 10:29 AM

Chris, you will be missed. I always enjoyed talking to you and miss the early days of our pod calls when we first became friends. Your smile was amazing and your witty sense of humor could make anyone laugh or crack a smile. I am glad I got to meet you and also work with you. I pray for peace and comfort for you and your family. Prayers to all. Love Patty



#45 from: Colleen Fiant
Marion
Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 12:31 PM

I am so very very sorry for your loss. Will be praying for your family  



#46 from: Karen & Fred Kellogg
 
Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 2:01 PM

Brenda, Ted and family,
We are deeply sorry to hear of your loss. Sending hugs and prayers
Karen and Fred Kellogg



#47 from: Dr.and Mrs. Joseph Rizzo
Marion
Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 4:59 PM

Brenda, Ted and family; Natalie and I send our deepest sympathy for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prays.



#48 from: Glena Savage
Marion
Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 5:28 PM

Dearest Friends,
What great sorrow to learn of Chris' passing. I cannot begin to fathom the loss of a son and my heart grieves with you and your family.I will be lifting you to our Father for His understanding, guidance, and comfort.
Glena



#49 from: Shannon Hooks
Delaware ohio
Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 6:24 PM

Sorry for the loss. Prayers for his family.



#50 from: Margaret LaVenia
Ravenna
Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 10:43 PM

To the entire Gatchel family-So sorry to hear of your heartbreaking loss.  There is nothing I can say to make the hurt lessen but know you are in my prayers.



#51 from: Joseph Caldwell
San ANtonio, Texas
Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 7:53 AM

Even though I have never personally met Chris, I know in my heart we would have been great friends. My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to the friends and family of Chris. May he be in peace with God now!!!



#52 from: Raul Rosa
Whiting, Indiana
Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 7:54 AM

My condolences and prayers to the Gatchel family,May God bless you all. I will surely miss you my friend, working with you and our talks about my cubs and your mets and old movies we remember watching while growing up. Rest in peace brother.  



#53 from: Andrew Martin
Worthington, OH
Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 10:39 AM

We're so sorry for your loss. Chris was a great guy and we always enjoyed his company. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless.

-Andrew, Helen, Griffin, Samson & Sayla



#54 from: Jan Confer
Powell
Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 1:27 PM

The description of Christopher tells of a man who led a full life and who brought joy to others.  Please accept my condolences on your loss.
Sincerely, Jan Confer, former Buckeye Valley teacher



#55 from: Mark & Candy Rinnert
Palmetto, Fl
Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 3:40 PM

Our prayers go out to all the family.  With our deepest sympathy for the loss of one so loved. We remember Christopher when he was just a child in our neighborhood.  May God be with you thru this difficult time.



#56 from: Amy Boyd
Columbus, Ohio 43213
Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 6:21 PM

Chris and I graduated together.  He was a great guy.  My thoughts and prayers go out to you all in this great loss.  



#57 from: Shawn and Dara Lawhun
 
Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 7:37 PM

Chris was a great guy and good friend. Our hearts go out to the family. Brenda and Ted we are love you guys and pray for comfort for the whole family. RIP old friend!



#58 from: Rick Sinsel
Howard, Ohio
Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 2:26 PM

My family and I are saddened to learn of Chrisí passing and our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.



#59 from: Mary Ann Giovannis
NEWARK, California
Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 9:04 PM

To my brother Ted, Brenda and family,
I know it is so hard to say good-by to Christopher. †To love someone and then see them go is the most difficult thing any of us could be asked to do. †My prayers are with you to find strength and take comfort in the loving and fun memories you shared - they will always be a part of you.
Deepest Sympathy,
Mary Ann



#60 from: Carolyn Glasgow
Salisbury, NC
Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 10:28 AM

Brenda and Ted, Iím so, so sorry to hear about Christopher. I will always remember him as very friendly, outgoing, and of course that great smile. He always made me feel welcomed as a cousin from the South.



#61 from: Woody & Linda Barry
 
Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 5:15 PM

Brenda and family, we are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your son Chris. Please know we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.



#62 from: Sharon Schilling
 
Thu, Nov 8, 2018 at 8:17 PM

Brenda and family,
Extending my heartfelt sympathy and praying the Lord will comfort you with His peace and surround you in His love.
Sharon Schilling




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