Stuart Abbott

September 24, 1932December 16, 2012
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Stuart Alden Abbott, aged 80, went to be with his Lord in his heavenly home on December 16, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Glennis; his brother, Arlen, and first wife, Marvalee. Surviving are his wife of 16 years, Janet; sons, Mike (Brenda) Abbott, Douglas (Laura) Abbott; daughter, Georgia (Scott) Spicer, Norm (Gina) Schalk, Allen (Nancy) Schalk, Luann (Robert) Russell; 14 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; his beloved cat, Murphy; and many friends. Stuart will be remembered for his years of volunteering for both the John Knox Food Pantry and Wyoming Police Department. He was a life member of the Naval Enlisted Reserve Association, member of the Grand Rapids Barbershop Chorus, and a member of the Family Camping Club of Michigan. He enjoyed traveling both throughout the United States and abroad, but always treasured the time spent with his family at home, especially his time with grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 21, 2012 at John Knox Presbyterian Church, 4150 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49508 with Pastor Mike Baynai officiating. You may greet his family for visitation at Reyers North Valley Chapel on Thursday, December 20, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. or at church on Friday from 10-11 a.m. For those who wish, please consider a memorial contribution in memory of Stuart to the Alzheimer's Association or John Knox Presbyterian Church.


  • Visitation Thursday, December 20, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, December 21, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 21, 2012

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Gina Adair Schalk

December 16, 2013

It's been one long year since you've went to be with Jesus. I know you are in the best place and are looking down on Janet today, knowing how much she loves and misses you dearly. Your spirit is with her and God allows your spirit to stay by her. We love you very much but wouldn't want you to come back to this old world. We will come to be with Jesus and you, until then... We think of you and are blessed to have you in our hearts and lives. Dear God, continue to provide Janet the peace, love and comfort only you can give her in missing her beloved Stuart. In Jesus' precious name, Amen. See you one day, Stu, soon. ily

December 24, 2012

We will always remember Stu for his smile and his smart little coments.We know he is in a better place ,but we will surely miss him.All our love to Jan and family. Bernie & Marilyn

Ray King

December 22, 2012

I met Stu during my drill status days at the Navy and Marine Reserve Center and through our participation with the Naval Enlisted Reserve Association. What a friend and shipmate he was. Many laughs and stories were shared over 32 years of friendship. I will miss him very much.

Bradford Baldwin

December 21, 2012

Tom & Suzie McKay

December 21, 2012

Dear Sweet Janet, and your wonderful children, Norm, Allen and Luanne. They all loved Stu so much, He was the Grandpa to there children.. The many times they shared his stories, and sitting on his lap and giving him hugs and kisses..He was the very best Grandpa.. Also Jan, workds could not be put on paper of the Love you had and showed for Stu. We enjoyed all the time we had together, expecially when you would come to visit us in Lady Lake, Fl. We followed his journey to be with our Lord, and now he will be at peace. He gave so much love of himself to so many..And we are so pleased that we were part of his life. May God Blees You as you go on with Stu in your heart daily, and always remembering his kind heart and smile. Lasting in Friendship, May He Rest In Peace. Amen

James & Kathryn Stover

December 21, 2012

Sorry to hear of Stu's passing. I served with him for many years athe N&MCRC Grand Rapids , MI. We both were YN's so worked in he personnel office on a lot of drill weekends. I do not believe we were in the same units often. Thoughts and prayers to his family at this time.

December 20, 2012

May God comfort those left behind that they can find peace even in death. My sympathy to each of you.
Dianne Waterloo

December 20, 2012

May God Bless and Keep you all in this most Holy Advent Season. Your loss is very great, but Stuart's gain is Eternal.
Jean Henk

Bill Dickey

December 20, 2012

I worked with Stu from 1986 until his retirement from Consumers. He was a character, and we had a great time working together. My prayers go out to all of you.

Norma Vanden Broek

December 20, 2012

Jan and Stu's children. Stu was a pillar and ardent member of Wyoming Presbyterian Church. He was always willing to share his talents, and help in our growing church in any way he could. A devoted Christian. My family and I have so many good memories about him. Jan, I love you, and know what you have been through. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. I cannot come to the church tomorrow, but will have you in my thoughts, knowing he is in a better place now, with no illness. Love you, Norma Vanden Brroek