Danette M. Abel, 47, of Sycamore, Ill., died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb.
She was born Feb. 28, 1964, in Aurora, the daughter of Charles and Janice (Wilmes) Burghardt.
Danette prepared taxes at H&R Block, was a licensed customs broker and an independent food concessionaire. Danette and "Millie" were devoted to their customers and loved by many dear friends.
Danette was a loving mother, dear sister and wonderful partner. She will be dearly missed by her two daughters, Amanda Neill of Sycamore and Britani Neill of Aurora; her fiance, Timothy Nelson of Sycamore; and one brother, Todd (Robert Divine) Burghardt of Rochelle.
She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Burghardt; her mother, Janice Warhurst; and her grandparents, John and Hazel Burghardt.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at Butala Funeral Home, with a memorial service beginning at 8 p.m.
Donations can be made to her family and "Millie" in care of the local family-owned and -operated, Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178.
For information, visit www.ButalaFuneralHomes.com
or call 815-895-2833.