William O. Abell, 87, passed away, Thursday, December 13, 2012, at Deaconess Hospice Center in Evansville, IN. He was born August 29, 1925 in Petersburg, IN.
He was a WWII veteran in the US Navy. He worked for Bucyrus Erie and George Koch & Sons. Bill was a member of Lessing Lodge #464; Scottish Rite, MSA; Hadi Shrine Hospital Staff; Legion of Honor Evansville Chapter #555 OES; Bethlehem #2 White Shrine; Sword of Bunker Hill; VFW Post 1114; and Simpson United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Beverly Abell.
Bill is survived by daughters, Donna & Terry Hight, Brenda & David Craig; sons, Daryl & Kim Abell, all of Evansville, Bryan & Patty Abell, Fond- Du-Lac, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Christopher Schmitt, Sarah Schumacher, Michael Craig, Jason Craig, Phillip Craig, Brent Abell, Brad Abell, Brandi Abell, Emily Abell, Eli Goding, and Autumn Abell; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Richard (Wayne) & Diane Abell, Leesburg, FL.
Services will be 1:00PM, Saturday, December 15, 2012, at Alexander West Chapel, officiated by Rev. Dennis Adams, followed by entombment at Alexander Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may visit Friday, December 14, 2012, from 2:00PM until 8:00PM at the funeral home where Lessing Lodge #464 will conduct a Masonic Service at 6:30PM. Vanderburgh County Retired Veterans Memorial Club will conduct military rites at the cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, P.O. Box 1, Evansville, IN 47701.
Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.