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Clarence Abbott


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Clarence Abbott Obituary
SCHAUMBURG – Clarence "Bud" Abbott, 88, passed away peacefully in the early hour on Feb. 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 area before settling down in St. Charles, Illinois in the 1950s. 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. 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 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 will be held at 10 a.m. Sat., Feb. 15 until the time of funeral service at 11:30 a.m. at the Countryside Funeral Home & Crematory. 950 South Bartlett Road (at Stearns Road), Bartlett. Following services, cremation will be at the Countryside Crematory, Interment will be private at the Union Cemetery in St. Charles on Tues., Feb. 18.

For more information, call 630-289-7575 or visit http://www.countrysidefuneralhomes.com.

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Published in Kane County Chronicle on Feb. 11, 2014
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