Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Dorothy Abel: Pegged Out...

From the Leader Telegram:

Dorothy Helen Abel, 89, died Sunday, June 1, 2008, at her residence at the Savannah Grand in Woodstock, Ga. She previously lived in the Eau Claire area, from 1919 until November of 2006, most recently at Eastridge Estates.

Dorothy was born April 26, 1919, in Eau Claire to Leo and Helen (Weber) Culbert. She married Gregory W. Abel on Feb. 27, 1939, in Eau Claire. Dorothy attended grade school and high school at Sacred Heart in Eau Claire. During World War II, she worked in the defense industry before she was accepted into nurses training. She graduated from Mount Sinai Nursing School in Milwaukee as a member of the U.S. Army Cadet Corps. She then worked for many years as a registered nurse at Sacred Heart Hospital and also at Mount Washington Residence in Eau Claire.

Dorothy's greatest pleasure included the time spent with her family and many close friends. She totally enjoyed a family picnic and was always ready for a spirited game of cribbage or cards. She usually emerged the winner, even in her 89th year.

Survivors include a daughter, Dawn (Allan) Boline, of Acworth, Ga.; two sons, Patrick (Bonnie) Abel of Manhattan, Kan., and Michael (Nancy) Abel of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; a sister, Mary Ann Gleason, of Bradenton, Fla.; and a brother, John Culbert, of Owen; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gregory; sister, Leona; brothers, James and Edward; and her parents.

A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 13, 2008, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Eugene Klink officiating. Dorothy had been a member of the Immaculate Conception Parish for more than 50 years. Inurnment will be in the Chapel of Resurrection Mausoleum, Eau Claire.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Homestead Hospice, 3690 Holcomb Bridge Road, Norcross, GA 30092; to Immaculate Conception Church in Eau Claire; or to a charity of your choice.

Cremation Society of Wisconsin in Altoona is serving the family.

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