Richard G. "Red" Abel
Burns Funeral Home & Crematory
10101 Broadway
Crown Point, IN
Richard G. "Red" Abel, Sr., age 89 of Noblesville, IN, formerly of Valparaiso, passed away peacefully at home on April 13, 2016. He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran. Richard was a graduate of Hanover College, Indiana University, and Purdue University. He served as Superintendent for the School City of Hobart and Principal of River Forest High School. Richard was a member of Heritage Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Richard will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Kathleen; two brothers: Claver and David. Richard is survived by his three daughters: Barbara (Jim) Pantos, Kathy Abel, and Peggy (Doug) Pollitt; four sons: Richard, Jeffrey (Mary), Charles (Laurie), and Christopher (Kate); 14 grandchildren: Jeremy Abel, Michael (Sheryl) Abel, Charlie Abel, Christen (Tyler) Hoeppner, Patrick Abel, Sean Abel, Alex Pantos, Elizabeth (Jared Koontz) Abel, Emma and Aiden Pollitt, Sara, Jenny, Connor, and Samantha Abel; two great-grandsons: Gunnar Abel and A.J. Hoeppner. Friends may visit with Richard's family from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Burns Funeral Home, 10101 Broadway Crown Point, IN. A funeral service will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 22, 2016 at Burns Funeral Home. Interment at Calumet Park Cemetery.

Published by The Times on Apr. 17, 2016.
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Cherished memories are yours to keep. God cares how we feel when we lose someone close to our heart and provides the peace needed to comfort your family during this time. Sincere sympathies -Ps 25:16,17;Rom 15:33
August 13, 2016
Dear Abel family,
We send our sincere sympathy to you during this time of missing your dear father, grand-father, uncle,great-grandfather and friend.
We, too, miss him since he moved to Noblesville, we have been missing him but kept in touch through emails.
He and your mom were a shining light in our lives always ready to give a kind word or a great story about your family life or about God and how he has watched over them all these years.
We have many memories of our Social Butterflies days when we would go to the house and visit and have "show and tell" about your mom's quilts, coin collections and your dad even gave us a tour once of his wood shop. Also, our monthly Birthday Lunch Bunch outings where we shared many good times and laughter.
You are all truly blessed to have parents who were such great examples of Christian love.
Sincerely, Greg and Marilyn Wert
April 22, 2016
Very sorry to hear of Rich's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
John & Joyce Eich
April 18, 2016
So very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Abel. My condolences to his wonderful family. You are all in my thoughts at this sad time.
Linda Dunklau
April 18, 2016
My sincere condolences. May God comfort you during this difficult time because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6,7
April 18, 2016
Rich, Kathy, Jeremy, Michael and family, So sorry about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Marcey Peterson
April 17, 2016
remember mr ABELfrom my days at river forest. cared for all his students.RIP!
joe alfono
April 17, 2016
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