|Birth: ||Jan. 6, 1981|
|Death: ||Jan. 4, 2008|
The funeral for Ryan E. Abel will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Byron, with the Rev. Sharon Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Mantorville, in the spring.
Mr. Abel, 26, of Mantorville, died Friday (Jan. 4, 2008) at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester. He had been a patient at Saint Marys for 2 1/2 months.
He was born Jan. 6, 1981, in Rochester. He grew up in Byron and Kasson and graduated from Kasson-Mantorville High School in 1999. Mr. Abel worked as a house painter and was a member of Byron United Methodist Church. He was the founder of the Ryan Abel CF Golf Classic to benefit cystic fibrosis research. He also enjoyed playing softball, pool and golf, and watching NASCAR.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Rosanne and Ron Allen of Kasson; his father, Ross Abel (Vickie Allison) of Mantorville; a brother, James (Charlie Johnston) of Mankato, Minn.; a sister, Tera (Jon) Poncelet of Pine Island; his maternal grandmother, Charlotte Wood of Plainview; his paternal grandparents, Jim and Elsie Abel of Kasson; two stepbrothers, Rick (Shari) Allen of Chatfield and Travis Allen of Kasson; a stepsister, Tammy (Tom) McCabe of Chatfield; and his girlfriend, Carrie Oebser of Rochester. Other survivors include a niece, Rylie Poncelet of Pine Island, three step-siblings Rob, Ken and Jamie Smith; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Earl Wood; a stepbrother; and stepgrandparents.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Dibble Funeral Home in Kasson, and an hour before the service Wednesday at the Byron United Methodist Church.
Created by: DaveVangsness
Record added: Jan 07, 2008
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