Daniel Lee Abel

April 8, 1958July 2, 2011

Danie L. Abel, age 53, of Waterford; passed away on July 2, 2011. Daniel grew up in West Bloomfield, graduated from Detroit Catholic Central High School where he played football, basketball, & baseball, and attended Central Michigan University. He enjoyed spending time with his family as well as boating and fishing. Daniel was also active in many charities, where he took great pride in helping others. He was a supervisor for Basic Rubber and Plastics in Walled Lake and has been with the company for a majority of his working career. Dear son of Myron and Lorene Abel, beloved father of Anne Marie (Jeff) Hauser, Mary (Fiancé Ian Drost) Abel, Daniel Abel, Abigail Abel; dear brother of Michael Abel, Dave Abel, Elizabeth (Kyle) Ziegler, Cynthia (Stephan) Morley, Matthew (Rochelle) Abel, Christopher (Vickie) Abel and his best friend since grade school, Tom Smith. Daniel is also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and dear friends. Daniel was preceded in death by his son Jordan B. Abel. The Memorial Mass will be Monday, July 11, 2011, at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 9086 Hutchins Road, White Lake. The Memorial Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Union Lake Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 1233 Union Lake Road, White Lake. There will be a Rosary and Scripture service at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will be at church to greet friends on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the Memorial Mass. Luncheon will follow at the church. Memorial donations in Daniel's name to: Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan, 5455 Corporate Drive, Suite 306, Troy, Michigan 48098


  • Memorial Mass Monday, July 11, 2011
  • Memorial Visitation Sunday, July 10, 2011
  • Rosary & Scripture Service Sunday, July 10, 2011

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debbie moore

July 2, 2012

1 year ago today I lost my friend...there is not a day goes by that I dont think about you..forever in my heart...

Chris Abel

July 15, 2011

Dan, this is brother Chris. You where not only my brother but my best friend. You taught me so much over the years and were a great God Father. I will always treasure our time spent together, whether at an MSU game (Game Day Baby!) rooting on the Spartans (That is another Michigan State First Down!), fishing whenever we got a chance, snowmobiling in the UP, watching an old war movie, or just talking about life on Tuesday nights. I miss you buddy! You will always be in my heart.

Colvin Taylor

July 12, 2011

I went to Our lady Of Refuge with Dan. Its been many years but his humor and smile is what I remember. It just shows how precious life is. My thoughts and prayers to his family.

Perry Clark

July 11, 2011

May the Lord hold you in the palm of his hand. My prayers for your family and friends who will miss your smile.

Nadine Dobbins

July 11, 2011

Jeff and family - My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Mike Burke

July 11, 2011

My condolences to Dan's family and Friends. A passing much to soon. Carpe Diem.

Mike Burke ('76)

Julia Park

July 11, 2011

With Deepest Sympathies to the Family and Dan's Children.
Julia Schwan Park, Alexander and Andrew

Christopher Kroll

July 11, 2011

Dan, though the years have seperated us your goodness and smile will never fade from my memory. May you rest in peace.

My deepest condolences to your parents, family and friends.

Tom Ruwart

July 11, 2011

Very sad to see Dan depart so soon. I remember Dan well from CC. Infectious smile for sure. My condolences to his family and friends.
-Tom Ruwart, '76

Joe Jankowski

July 11, 2011

If a kid is lucky enough he finds another kid who's a few years older who he sometimes sees. The older kid is just flat out cool. And funny. And makes so much look so easy. And has people chanting "I say TWO!" when he plays basketball. The lucky part for the younger kid is that when he goes up to the older kid and tries to talk to him, the older kid actually listens to him. When the younger kid looks the older kid in the eyes the older kid is right there, in the moment, paying him attention. It makes the younger kid feel so great that this older kid he thinks so much of thought that much of him.
I was really lucky. When I was a young kid that older kid was my cousin Danny. I didn't see him overly often, and after a while I didn't see him again, but when I saw him, it mattered. Thanks Danny.

Joe Jankowski