Judith ‘Judi’ Abel, 68


Judith “Judi” Abel (nee Stanelle), 68, died peacefully on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at her home in Bedford, N.H.

She was born on Feb. 7, 1945, in West Allis to Herbert and Mabel (Geyso) Stanelle. Judi grew up in Appleton and lived for many years in Cedarburg. She graduated from Appleton High School in 1963. Judi was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her spouse, Ken Kops; her sons, Chad and Mark (Sue), also of Bedford; her grandchildren, Soren and Henry; her brother, Herb (Mindy) of Brown Deer; her nephew, Joel of Winston-Salem, N.C.; her niece, Laura of Milwaukee; and other close friends and relatives.

Judi worked for United Airlines, attended college for dental hygiene and worked in multiple dental offices, but spent the majority of her life in the roles she held most dear, that of wife, mother, nana, aunt and homemaker. She valued most importantly sharing her love of Christ with all who crossed her path. She was also an avid reader, writer, and gift giver.

A remembrance celebration will be held at a yet-to-be­determined date.

Her family thanks VNA Hospice (Manchester, N.H.) for their care and support.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Southern N.H. Foundation.