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Rev. Dr. David L. Abel

July 19, 1928 ~ October 25, 2022 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Rev. Dr. David Abel Obituary

Rev. Dr. David L. Abel, 94, of Wabash, Indiana passed away at 6:56 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at Miller’s Merry Manor West in Wabash, Indiana. He was born to Frederick and Dora Abel on July 19, 1928, in Carazowa, Japan.

David married Mary Jane Duzan on July 24, 1949, in Terre Haute, Indiana. He was a United Methodist Rev. since the age of 21. David was a member of First Church of God in Wabash.

David is survived by his two sons, David Leroy (Marcia Gienapp) Abel II of Valparaiso, Indiana, Frederick Abel of Irvine, California; one daughter, Ruth (Terry) Canfield of Greensburg, Indiana; four grandsons, Christian (Theresa) Abel, Daniel (Tracy) Abel, Josh Canfield, and Nate Canfield; one granddaughter, Katie Abel; six great grandchildren, Anneliese Abel, Walter Abel, Louis Abel, Peter Abel, Lorelei Abel, and Dean Abel. He is also, survived by his close friend, Charlotte Meredith of Wabash, Indiana. He is proceeded in death by his parents, wife, Mary Jane Abel, one brother, and two sisters.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992 with Rev. Terry Canfield, and Rev. Josh Canfield officiating. Burial will follow at Falls Cemetery in Wabash, Indiana.

Visitation will be two hours prior to the funeral service from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to be directed to the Lighthouse Mission in Wabash in care of McDonald Funeral Home.

McDonald Funeral Homes, Wabash Chapel, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992, have been trusted with Rev. David Abel’s final arrangements.

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November 3, 2022

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wabash Chapel
231 Falls Avenue
Wabash, IN 46992

Funeral Service
November 3, 2022

2:00 PM
Wabash Chapel
231 Falls Avenue
Wabash, IN 46992


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