Courtland Peter ‘Peter’ Abele


June 20, 1914 - Nov. 23, 2009



Courtland Peter “Peter” Abele, 95, was born to eternal life Monday Nov. 23, 2009. Peter was born June 20, 1914, to Rudolph and Celia (nee Link) Abele in Michigan. 


He married May (nee Baril) Abele on May 25, 1940, in Waukegan, Ill. She preceded Peter in death after 57 years of marriage in January 1999.


Peter retired from Mercury Marine in Cedarburg/Fond Du Lac in 1986 as a vice president after 35 years. Upon retiring, Peter and May moved to Amberg. He was a long-standing member of the Knights of Columbus, Bishop Baraga Council No. 1585, Kingsford, Mich.


Peter is survived by his children, Michael (Debra), James and Ronald (Ann), and grandchildren, Christophe and Candice.


He was preceded in death by his brother, Vernon, and sisters, Florian and Cecilia. 


The family would like to thank the LindenGrove facility in Mukwonago for Peter’s care during the last four years.


Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian burial Saturday, Nov. 28, at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 136 Waukesha Road, Eagle. Peter’s interment will be at a later date in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Lake Linden, Mich.


Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6130 W. National Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53214, or the LindenGrove Foundation, 13700 W. National Ave., New Berlin, WI 53151.


For the online guest registry and obituary, please go to www.hdlfuneralhomes.com.
Mealy’s Funeral Home in Eagle, 594-2442, is serving the family.