Charles L. Abbott, 95, of Malta, Ill., passed away Sunday, April 18, 2010, at his home.
Born Oct. 11, 1914, in Malta, the son of John and Lola (Bridgewater) Abbott, Charles married Phyllis Turner on Sept. 2, 1938, in DeKalb.
Charles formerly owned and operated a garage in Malta. He later worked in the building trades until retirement. Charles was an active member of Malta Congregational Church UCC, a trustee on the village board for several years and a member of Creston Masonic Lodge 320, of which he served as master for three terms; the Creston Lodge has now merged with Rochelle Horicon Lodge 244.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; one son, Dennis (Joanne) Abbott; three grandchildren, Michele (Brian) Baker of Rochester, Robert (Patti) Abbott of Malta and Todd (Jeana) Abbott of Rochelle; four great-grandchildren, Lauren Patterson, Zackary and Brittany Abbott and Kailey Abbott; three step-great-grandchildren, Paige, Ellyn and Abby Baker; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and two sisters.
Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at Malta Congregational Church UCC, with the Rev. Robert Vaughn officiating. Cremation will take place at the Anderson Funeral Home Crematory, with interment of cremated remains at a later date at Malta Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Charles L. Abbott Memorial Fund for Malta Congregational Church, U.C.C., in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, call 815-756-1022 or visit AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com.