HAROLD 'BUD' ABEL, 78 MARENGO - Harold "Bud" Abel, 78, of Marengo died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, at Homebridge Center in Belvidere. Born May 19, 1932, in Neillsville, Wis., to Otto and Grace (Herr) Abel. On July 7, 1956, he married Lois Shisler. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean War. Member of the Harvard Sportsman Club and a lifetime member of the Harvard Moose Lodge. He worked at Arnold Engineering for many years. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. Survived by daughter-in-law, Patty Abel of Capron; grandchildren, Nathan and Natalie Abel of Capron; brothers, Lloyd (Dawn) Abel of Brussels, Wis., and Frank (Abigail) Abel of La Puente, Calif.; sisters, Joan (Harry) Bujanowski of Wisconsin Rapids and Donna (Gerald) Peters of Rudolph, Wis.; special friends, Jerry and Edie Darling of Marengo; and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by wife, Lois; son, Otto Abel; brother, Albert Abel; and sister, Yvonne Rondorf. Service at noon Saturday, Oct. 23, at Marengo United Methodist Church, with visitation from 10 a.m. to time of service. Interment in Marengo City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Marengo United Methodist Church, 119 E. Washington St., Marengo, IL 60152. Arrangements by Marengo-Union Funeral Home. For information, 815-568-8131. Online condolences may be made at marengo-unionfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Oct. 21 to Oct. 22, 2010