Herbert M. Abel, 84

Herbert M. Abel, 84, of the town of Barton, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012, at the Kathy Hospice in the town of Polk.

Herbert was born on June 30, 1927, in West Bend, to the late Herbert and Frieda (nee Bartelt) Abel. He graduated from West Bend High School in the class of 1945. On Oct. 24, 1953, Herbert was united in marriage to Deloris Utech at St. Johnís Ev. Lutheran Church.

He worked as a service technician for Sears, retiring in 1990.

Herbert was a life member of St. Johnís Ev. Lutheran Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and being up at Lake Noquebay.

He is survived by his wife, Deloris Abel of the town of Barton; four children, Melvin (Nancy) Abel of Greenwood, Audrey (Jim) Kell of West Bend, Brian (Mary) Abel of West Bend, and Christine Abel of Cascade; 10 grandchildren, Jeremy (Brenda) Kell, Angie (Eric) Schmoldt, Amber (Jerry) Halopka, Joe (Liz) Kell, Aly (fiancť, Aaron Hauser) Kell, Breenna Abel, Cassie Abel, Trevor Abel, Adam (Kelly) Abel, and Rebekah (Adam) Dorwaldt; eight greatg r a n d ch i l d re n , Logan Kell, Nicholas Kell, Hayden Schmoldt, Gabe Halopka, Nathanael Halopka, Bennett Abel, Hannah Dorwaldt, and Emily Dorwaldt; sister-in-law, Arleen Stern of Fond du Lac; brother-in-law, August (Lillian) Utech of West Bend; and other relatives and friends.

Herbert was preceded in death by his parents; brother, LeRoy Abel; and brother-in-law, Richard Stern.

Funeral services in remembrance of Herbert will be held on Friday, May 4, at 11 a.m. at St. Johnís Ev. Lutheran Church, 809 S. Sixth Ave., West Bend with Rev. Jeff Dorth officiating. Burial will follow in Washington County Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Thursday, May 3, at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, 1315 W. Washington St., West Bend from 4-7 p.m. and again on Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials to Bethesda Lutheran Home in Watertown, St. Johnís Ev. Lutheran Church or the Kathy Hospice are greatly appreciated by the family.

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