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Lori J. Abel

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Abel, Lori J.

Lori J. Abel of Weston, WI passed away Tuesday the 26th of February at Aspirus Hospice House of Wausau.

She was born January 6, 1969 in Wausau, WI to Roger and Carol (Langhoff) Johnson. She graduated from Newman High School in 1987. She married Shawn D. Abel on May 23, 2000 in Key West, FL.

Lori was a loving wife and mother. She enjoyed traveling, shopping, camping, and all around spending time with her family. She loved taking pictures on all of our travels. She especially liked sunset pictures. She was an avid reader of many types of books. She enjoyed her gardening around the home, especially her lilies. She loved her dog, Gus, and the many different pets she had over the years. She thoroughly enjoyed the time she spent with her son, Joey, no matter what they were doing.

Lori worked at River Valley Bank as an accounting assistant. She truly loved her job and especially the people she worked with. She worked at Younkers as a department manager in the early 1990's.

After finding out she had cancer we kicked the travel bug in gear. We went to Disney 3 times, Chicago, Minneapolis, The Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota, San Diego, CA and many camping trips and day trips around Wisconsin over the past three and a half years. She didn't want to sit still.

She is survived by her husband Shawn and son, Joseph, of Weston; her mother, Carol (Langhoff) Johnson, of Mosinee; sister, Jodi (Randy) Luebbe, of Rib Mountain; sister, Sherrie Johnson (Katie Miller), of Madison; mother-in-law, Dianne Abel of Rothschild; sisters-in-law Ara (Elroy) Zastrow of Merrill; Kiva (Todd) Sann, of Wausau; Treva (Josh) Harder of Madison, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Roger Johnson and father-in-law, Fred Abel.

Memorial service for Lori will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2013 at Covenant Community Presbyterian Church, 1806 Weston Avenue,Weston. Lay Leader Jess Wakefield will officiate. Visitation will be held beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Monday and continue until the time of service at the church. Brainard Funeral Home - Everest Chapel, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be given at

We would like to thank all the special Doctors and Nurses at UW Cancer Center Wausau and at Aspirus Hospice House for becoming our extended family through their kind words and warmth they showed us. THANK YOU!

We would also like to thank River Valley Bank and Greenheck Fan for their heartfelt support.

Published in Everest Herald from Mar. 1 to Mar. 8, 2013
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