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Bradley Abel

January 15, 1948 - March 14, 2014
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Peoria- Bradley S. Abel, age 66, of Peoria, passed away Friday March, 14, 2014 at Methodist Hospital surrounded by his family. Born January 15, 1948 in Peoria, he was a son to the late Perry Von and B. Joyce Blessing-Abel. On July 1, 1967, Bradley married Kathleen M. Finnell in Peoria. He worked as a salesman for American Bottling for 26 years until his retirement. Bradley was a former member of El Vista Baptist Church, Woodland Baptist Church, and a current member of St. Andrew’s Anglican. He was an avid collector of many things including coins and stamps, and loved going to Flea Markets. Bradley lived a life founded on his...


Peoria- Bradley S. Abel, age 66, of Peoria, passed away Friday March, 14, 2014 at Methodist Hospital surrounded by his family.



Born January 15, 1948 in Peoria, he was a son to the late Perry Von and B. Joyce Blessing-Abel. On July 1, 1967, Bradley married Kathleen M. Finnell in Peoria. He worked as a salesman for American Bottling for 26 years until his retirement. Bradley was a former member of El Vista Baptist Church, Woodland Baptist Church, and a current member of St. Andrew’s Anglican. He was an avid collector of many things including coins and stamps, and loved going to Flea Markets. Bradley lived a life founded on his faith in Christ, hard work ethic, and will always be remembered for his generosity, as well as, being a loving husband, father, brother and Pop Pop.



He is survived by his wife of 46 years Kathleen; two children: Steven (Jennifer) Abel of Colorado and Ruth E. Abel of Peoria; five grandchildren: Rachel Abel, Brianna Holt, BrandiRose Abel, Ashley (Tim) Hesslink and Anna Vessa; one sister Luann (Mark) Marzinzik of Germantown Hills; one brother-in-law Robert E. Murphy, Jr. of Mossville; two nephews: Samuel P. Haddad of Waco, TX and Nicholas Marzinzik of Peoria, as well as, special friend Joy Siebenborn.



Bradley was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Nancee Murphy, one niece Carie Murphy, and a nephew Joseph Murphy.



A memorial visitation will be held on Tuesday March, 25, 2014 between the hours of 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel, 2021 North University Peoria, IL 61604. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday March 26, 2014 at 10:00 AM in St. Andrews Anglican, 1601 NE Madison Peoria, Illinois 61603, with Father Shawn Doubet and Rev. Joey Watt officiating. Burial will follow in St. Andrews Anglican Columbarium.  



Memorials may be made in Bradley’s memory to the Peoria Christian School Library.



Memorial services and cremation arrangements have been under the direction and care of Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria, www.Davison-Fulton.com.



"Dad. It has been one year yet it seems like yesterday we lost you. The hurt and hole is still there and you will never be forgotten. My consolation is I..." Steven Abel (Pensacola, FL)

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