Gordon J. Abegg, 81, of Belleville, Ill., born July 4, 1932, in Belleville, Ill., died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at Rosewood Care Center, Swansea, Ill.
Mr. Abegg retired from civil service as an equipment specialist with the U.S. Army Aviation & Troop Command in St. Louis, Mo. He was a U.S. Air Force Korean War veteran and a member of the IMJIN Chapter of the Korean War Veterans. Gordon enjoyed gardening, fishing, boating, and traveling.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Jocelyn L., nee Perrigen, Abegg; his parents, Joseph and Alvina, nee Hoffmann, Abegg; a brother Paul in infancy; and a sister-in-law, Florene Abegg.
Surviving are two children, John (Dana) Abegg of Pasadena, Texas, and Cathy (Virgil) Langford of St. Jacob, Ill.; a grandson, Christopher Abegg of Pasadena, Texas; his brother, Allen Abegg of Connecticut; and numerous nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Gordon's family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at both Rosewood Care Center and Heartland Hospice.
Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice or to the
. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill. A Korean War Veterans ritual will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill., with Father Anthony Onyango officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, Ill.
GEORGE RENNER & SONS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10, 2013
George Renner & Sons Funeral Home
120 North Illinois Street Belleville, IL 62220