OBITUARY

WILLIAM O ABELL

August 29, 1925December 13, 2012

William O. Abell, 87, passed away, Thursday, December 13, 2012, at Deaconess Hospice Center in Evansville, IN. He was born August 29, 1925 in Petersburg, IN.

He was a WWII veteran in the US Navy. He worked for Bucyrus Erie and George Koch & Sons. Bill was a member of Lessing Lodge #464; Scottish Rite, MSA; Hadi Shrine Hospital Staff; Legion of Honor Evansville Chapter #555 OES; Bethlehem #2 White Shrine; Sword of Bunker Hill; VFW Post 1114; and Simpson United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Beverly Abell.

Bill is survived by daughters, Donna & Terry Hight, Brenda & David Craig; sons, Daryl & Kim Abell, all of Evansville, Bryan & Patty Abell, Fond- Du-Lac, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Christopher Schmitt, Sarah Schumacher, Michael Craig, Jason Craig, Phillip Craig, Brent Abell, Brad Abell, Brandi Abell, Emily Abell, Eli Goding, and Autumn Abell; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Richard (Wayne) & Diane Abell, Leesburg, FL.

Services will be 1:00PM, Saturday, December 15, 2012, at Alexander West Chapel, officiated by Rev. Dennis Adams, followed by entombment at Alexander Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may visit Friday, December 14, 2012, from 2:00PM until 8:00PM at the funeral home where Lessing Lodge #464 will conduct a Masonic Service at 6:30PM. Vanderburgh County Retired Veterans Memorial Club will conduct military rites at the cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, P.O. Box 1, Evansville, IN 47701.

Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.

Alexander Memorial Park Burial Location: Everlasting Peace Mausoleum #4, Section S, Crypt 21

Services

  • Visitation Friday, December 14, 2012
  • Masonic Service Friday, December 14, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 15, 2012
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WILLIAM O ABELL

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Regina Wage

January 12, 2013

So sorry to hear of your loss. Bill served on the sam USSLCS(L) 38 ship that my father did. I had made contact with him and formed a small friendship over several phone calls. He was so willing to talk about his life and family. He was so kind. My prayers your way.

KEISTON HOLLOWAY

December 14, 2012

ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELY VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY

Paul/Janie Buttrum

December 14, 2012

Daryl & Kim - Sorry to hear of your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Chuck Wilder

December 14, 2012

I worked with Bill at George Koch for many years. He was a really nice guy who was always there to help if asked. My prayers are with the family.

Joe Wagner

December 14, 2012

I worked with Bill many years ago at Geo Kochs Bill was a fine man and always nice!

Wes & Sue Abell

December 14, 2012

Our prayers are with the family , Uncle Bill will be missed. God bless each of you.

Doug Abell

December 14, 2012

We will all miss Uncle Bill's smile and sense of humor, especially when the brothers got together. My prayers are with the family.

FROM THE FAMILY