Robert L. Abel

Robert L. Abel, 87, of Fortville, died on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at his home. He was born Nov. 20, 1925, in Vincennes to the late Robert and Mary (O’Brien) Abel.

Robert served his country in the Navy during WWII and was a member of the Fortville American Legion Post 391 and the LST Association.

He is survived by his wife, Allison (Mollenkopf) Abel; son, Ron Abel of Fortville; daughter, Mari (Steve) Quiggins of Fortville, Audra (Joe) Tilton of Pendleton;  sister; Carroll (Dave) Gilmore of Brownsburg; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his sons, Robin and Brian Abel.

Friends called from 4- 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Seals Funeral Home, Fortville. A Celebration of Robert’s life was held at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pendleton Heights High School Girl’s Golf Team, c/o Tom Harvey, Pendleton Heights High School, One Arabian Dr., Pendleton, IN  46064.

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