Wilbur Claude Abel

Wilbur Claude Abel

Birth
Havelock Township, Chippewa County, Minnesota, USA
Death 8 Mar 2016 (aged 95)
Clara City, Chippewa County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Montevideo, Chippewa County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 159495157 · View Source
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Wilbur Abel, of Montevideo, died Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Clara City Care Center at the age of 95.
Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 11:00 a.m. at Watson Lutheran Church in Watson with Vicar Linda Estling officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Montevideo.
Visitation will be Monday from 5 - 7:00 p.m. and with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. at Anderson-TeBeest Funeral Home in Montevideo and at the church for one hour before the service on Tuesday.
Wilbur Abel was born on April 1, 1920, in Havelock Township, Montevideo, MN to Emil and Frieda (Schwarzburg) Abel. Wilbur was baptized, confirmed, and married at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clara City, MN. He attended rural grade school. On March 18, 1945, he was united in marriage to Margaret (Sharp). He and Margaret lived in Montevideo, in upstate New York for 27 years, and in Watson for the past 28 years. He was currently a resident of the Clara City Care Center. Wilbur operated heavy equipment during his career. Notable projects were building air bases in Fairbanks, Alaska, and Thule, Greenland, and working on the Niagara Power Project and a nuclear power plant in New York. He was a member of Watson Lutheran Church. He enjoyed his family and friends most of all. Fishing with Margaret, his brothers and sisters, and friends from New York all gave him countless stories to tell and retell.
Wilbur loved and was loved by his family: daughter, Virginia; four grandchildren: Rebecca, Zachary, Nathan and Aaron; and six great-grandchildren. He is survived by his sisters, Shirley and Dora; and nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Emil and Frieda (Schwarburg) Abel and brothers, Quinten, Howard, Dale, Kenneth, and Earl.
--andersonfuneralmontevideo.com


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  • Created by: Gayle
  • Added: 14 Mar 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 159495157
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wilbur Claude Abel (1 Apr 1920–8 Mar 2016), Find a Grave Memorial no. 159495157, citing Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Montevideo, Chippewa County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Gayle (contributor 47747536) .