Louis Abel

  • "Dear Lou, Another holiday is here and I have no one to..."
  • "Dear Lou, Happy Birthday in heaven today! I know the..."
    - Dorothy
  • "Dear Lou, He Is Risen! He Is Risen Indeed! Happy Easter in..."
  • "Dear Lou, Sophie and Willie and I are in our new home in..."
    - Dot
  • "Dear Lou, In a few days I'll be leaving Florida for my new..."

The Reverend Louis H. Abel, 67, of Sugarmill Woods, FL died Thursday, August 18, 2016. Lou was born in Flushing, NY to Eleanor and Louis Abel, Sr. He graduated from Northeast High School in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Concordia Teachers College in River Forest, IL, and Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN. Lou served Lutheran congregations in Yonkers, NY, Decatur, GA and Fort Lauderdale, FL, prior to his installation as Pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Chiefland, FL. Lou also served as President of the board of directors of the Cooperative Feeding Program in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Upon relocating to Citrus County, Lou served as chaplain at the Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL.
Lou is survived by his sisters, Dorothy and Ginny (Ken), his brother Charlie (Marilyn), many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was predeceased by his parents and sister, Ellen Abel Galzerano.
A memorial service will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Chiefland, FL, on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the memorial fund of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 2090, Chiefland, FL 32644.
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Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Aug. 22, 2016