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1925 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
SCHAUMBURG - Clarence "Bud" Abbott, age 88, passed away peacefully in the early hour on February 7, 2014 at Friendship Village in Schaumburg, Illinois. Bud was born in New Hampshire on July 16, 1925 and enlisted in the US Army at the end of World War II. He served as part of the US Occupational Forces in Post WWII, where he met and married his wife, Dorothea (Thea) in 1948. After his discharge from the Army they moved back to the US, settled for a few years in the St. Louis, MO area before settling down in St. Charles, Illinois in the 1950's. There both Bud and his wife Thea worked at the St. Charles "Boy School" State Juvenile Correction Facility until their Retirement in 1986. In St. Charles Bud and his wife were active members of St. Patrick Catholic Church and later St. John Neumann Catholic Church where Bud served many years as an usher. Bud also actively served as a Knight of Columbus with the Marquette 188th Assembly in Aurora, Illinois. Bud for many years was, along with his wife, very active on the board of directors of the Fox Valley chapter of the German American National Congress (DANK). He was a founding member of the chapter and could be seen at many parades and festivals where he could not be missed in his favorite Lederhosen attire displaying his friendship with the German-American Community. During his retirement years, Bud and his wife Thea moved to the Friendship Village Retirement Community in Schaumburg, Illinois where he made many new friends. Unfortunately he lost his wife to illness there in 2002. Bud was known to most as a kind and loving Gentleman with a love of life, dancing and positive outlook with an injection of humor. Oktoberfest time was his favorite time of the year and many will always remember him in his Lederhosen. Visitation Saturday, February 15th 10:00 AM until the time of funeral service 11:30 AM at the Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory, 950 South Bartlett Road (at Stearns Road), Bartlett. Following services cremation will be at the Countryside Crematory, Private inurnment will be at the Union Cemetery in St. Charles, Illinois on Tuesday, February 18. For information, 630-289-7575 or http://www.countrysidefuneralhomes.com/.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Feb. 12, 2014
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