Dear friends, the Grabills are so thankful for your kindness, the notes on Caring Bridge, and especially for your prayers on their behalf. The Lord is sustaining them daily by His grace.
There will be a private funeral and burial towards the end of this week. We are all invited to attend a Memorial Service next Tuesday night, May 27, 7:00 pm in the Banquet Center in Xenia, Ohio.
Cards may be mailed, if you wish, to:
Mrs. Joan Grabill
1260 Crosby Circle
Xenia, OH 45385
Dan’s obituary follows:
Grabill, Dr. Daniel, 72, of Xenia, Ohio, passed away May 19, 2008 at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove, Indiana.
He was born on April 22, 1936 in Altoona, Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife of forty-eight years, Joan Grabill, of Xenia; two adult sons, Dr. Stephen (Rebecca) Grabill of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Douglas Grabill of Dayton, Ohio; two older brothers, Roy Grabill of Shreve, Ohio, and Bob Grabill of Port Matilda, Pennsylvania; and four grandchildren, Austin Denny of Xenia, Nicholas Grabill, Sebastian Grabill, and Magdalene Grabill all of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Dr. Grabill is a graduate of Philadelphia Bible Institute, Grace College; Grace Theological Seminary, and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Grabill faithfully served the Lord Jesus Christ in several capacities throughout his rich and varied lifetime.
He was ordained in the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, and, over the course of his ministry, pastored several congregations in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio, Maryland, and New Mexico.
He has also been active in Christian education where he has served Dayton Christian Schools for four decades in the roles of Bible teacher, chaplain for the school system, principal and assistant principal. He helped to set Christ-inspired vision and direction for the school’s future and has served as a spiritual mentor to countless students, parents, and staff.
Yet most notably, his life through all his service embodied the generosity, mercy, and servant leadership of his Lord. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27, in the Schindler Banquet Center on the campus of Legacy Ministries International in Xenia (1183 Tyndale Lane).