Donald N. Abbott

April 9, 1924April 22, 2013

Of Jackson, Michigan passed away at home on April 22, 2013 at the age of 89. Don was born on April 9, 1924 in Parma Twp. Michigan. He served our country as a Naval Aviator during World War II. He then served the Jackson community as a dentist for many years. He loved farming, gardening, and being outdoors with friends and family. Most important to him was the time he spent with and nurturing his family. He is survived by his children: William (Karen) Abbott, David (Sally) Abbott, Chuck (Hae Hwa) Abbott, and Nancy (Lyle) Wilson; Susie Abbott; ten grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; his sister, Joan (Larry) Shouldice; loving companion, Jacque Walton; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 52 years Dolores (2001), his brother Duane and his sister-in-law Margaret. A celebration of his life will be held Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church (275 W. Michigan Ave., Jackson). Family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Per his wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family interment will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Albion, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Home for Children, 3573 S. Waverly, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827 or the Michigan Wildlife Conservancy, PO Box 393, Bath, MI 48808

Patience-Montgomery Funeral Home 406 First Street Jackson, Michigan 49201 (517) 782-0591


  • Celebration of Life Thursday, May 2, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, May 2, 2013

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Caroline Weddell Landrum

June 26, 2013

Bill, Nancy, Dave, and Chuck,
I came upon this notice of your Dad's death while using Google to search for some address or other contact info for Nancy. If I had known about his death, I would have come to the service, but I don't keep up with the Jackson obits and no one else in our extended family let me know. Tonight, I was "scrapbooking" a page about your grandfather, my "Uncle Bill", which made me think of you all. I have been so sad for too long at being out of touch with your family. The last time I mailed something to Nancy, it came back to me. And now I am even sadder to learn that your Dad died without me ever getting another chance to visit him since your Mom died. I have tried numerous times to reach him since our daughter, Cindy, has been living in Jackson, but I have always failed, somehow. Please know that my heart feels your loss and your sorrow is mine, too. Your Dad and Mother were very special people in my life, along with your Grandfather and Grandmother. I miss them all and the good times we used to have at family reunions. If any of you are reading these posted guest messages, please, please contact me. I would so love to hear from you.
Bill and I are in Detroit, Cindy (m. Peter Morrison, but still goes by Landrum) and her family are in Jackson, Cathy and Gary (Schrock) are in Holt, and Carrie and her Peter (Cseh) are in Canton, but she still goes by Landrum, also. My email is I'm also on Facebook.

May 28, 2013

Sorry for the loss of your loved one. No one wants to see a loved one go. That's why we all can look forward to the paradise earth, where death will be no more.
T. H

Kay Provenzano

May 5, 2013

Bill, Nancy, Dave, and Chuck,
So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. May your memories give you comfort and strength for now and forever.

May 3, 2013

Abbott family,
As a high school friend of Chuck's, Don represented strength and reassurance to an impressionable teenager. His love of family and the pride he took in each of his children was so noticeable.

I had the pleasure of seeing Don & Delores each week at FUMC until Delores' passing. They were always filling me in on how each of you were and where Chuck's latest move was to.

I will forever remember your Mom and Dad as good Christian people, hard working and love of family.

Ted Wray

April 30, 2013

My deepest sympathy for your loss. May you draw close to God during this difficult time. Draw close to God through prayer at this time of great sadness. James4:8

Nicholle Kwon

April 30, 2013

To the family of Donald Abbott:
I was passing by when I saw this page, and wished to send my condolences to you. While I did not know Donald personally, I know that from one stranger to another, times come when we can all lean on each other for fellow feeling. I know that I would have been graced to be in the presence of someone who has lived through so much history, surrounded by so many who loved him. It is truly comforting to think that our loved ones are in peace, and that we will soon be able to see them again and enjoy peace on earth forever with them. I know that Donald would relish in the hope that once again, he too ‘will certainly build houses and have occupancy, and certainly plant vineyards and eat their fruitage', just as we were all originally promised. (Isaiah 60:21-23)
I will keep you in my thoughts; if I could be of any assistance and hopefully of comfort, please feel free to contact me.


April 29, 2013

Dr.Don, was my first dentist,,, he was wonderful,,always that smile and his blue eyes,,he was a very kind man. I had the privilege to work for him and his brother,, what a great boss, too.
I know how you will be missed,, Shirley


April 29, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. I pray you find comfort for your memories & know that God, the hearer of prayers will comfort his mourning ones. Isaiah 61:2

April 29, 2013

My thoughts are with you Bill and your family in this time. Your Dad sounds like a great man, and I wish you and Karen peace and good memories of him.
Bill and Kim Hendry

Chris Becker

April 29, 2013

I remember many fun times with our families. Don was a lot of fun and always had a smile. He is now reunited with Dolores in a better place. My thoughts & prayers go out to you all in this difficult time. May God bless Don & all of you.

Chris Becker & family